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Supply Issues Smith and Nephew Negative Pressure Multiple Products (ICN 1698)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1698 ICN Number: 1698
  • Smith and Nephew has informed us of an update to the supply issue with its Renasys Negative Pressure products and has advised us to highlight the changes below:
  • High clinical demand products such as Foam Kits and Cannisters are returning to more normal levels and are in regular stock through your normal route within NHS Supply Chain. Whilst Smith and Nephew do not foresee any major supply issues on these ranges, you may still experience intermittent supply from time to time.
  • Drain Kits, Y Connectors and Abdominal Kits are still experiencing regular intermittent supply issues. Smith and Nephew expects this to continue through October and November with a return to more normal supply patterns by 30 November 2022.
  • Due to raw material constraints, Smith and Nephew Gauze Kits are expected to have serious supply issues through October and November with recovery expected to take place in December 2022 – many of the Gauze Kits will be unavailable to order during this period.
  • Smith and Nephew is aware of the supply challenges highlighted above and are working hard to resolve them.
  • Due to the specialised nature of the products in the Negative Pressure range and the limited number of alternatives available, customers are asked to direct any concerns or questions to their local Smith and Nephew representative or clinical specialist for up-to-date information and other clinically relevant options. Please see our Downloads ▼ section for contact details.
  • Five product codes are now available to order:
    • ELZ517, ELZ511, ELZ509, ELZ510, ELZ534.
  • A further four product codes are now subject to intermittent supply:
    • ELZ1166 – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Gauze Dressing Kit RENASYS high output fistula kit.
    • ELZ530 – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Gauze Dressing Kit 10fr round drain kit.
    • ELZ545 – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Gauze Dressing Kit Sterile medium with soft port for theatre use
    • ELZ968 – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Gauze Dressing Kit Kit contents include x5 Kerlix AMD Antimicrobial gauze rolls (11.4cmx3.7m)x1 SECURA No-Sting Barrier film wipe SECURA No-Sting Barrier film wipe IFU Covidien Kerlix AMD Antimicrobial gauze IFU.
  • There are currently a total of 13 product codes subject to intermittent supply issues.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 December 2022.

If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

  • Smith and Nephew has informed us of a supply issue with its Renasys Negative Pressure Brands affecting multiple products.
  • There are 14 affected codes, and they are subject to intermittent supply.
  • One product code ELZ891 is now available to order and is no longer affected.
  • One product code ELZ509 is being threshold managed and is subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • ELZ509 remains available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS. Please see our Downloads ▼ section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by the 31 October 2022.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

  • The supplier Smith and Nephew Healthcare Ltd has informed us that the supply issue with its Negative Pressure Brands is still ongoing.
  • 15 product codes remain unavailable to order.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 30 September 2022.
  • The supplier Smith and Nephew Healthcare Ltd has informed us that a further product code has been affected by this supply issue:
    • ELZ519 – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Foam Dressing Kit.
  • There are now 15 product codes affected.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.

Change:

  • The supplier Smith and Nephew Healthcare Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Renasys Negative Pressure Brands.
  • There are 14 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to a combination of factors including a shortage of raw materials along with unprecedented global supply-chain and labour disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Impact:

  • The affected product codes are currently suffering intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue. These may also be affected by intermittent supply due to demand switching from other products experiencing issues.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by September 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1698 Smith and Nephew Product Listing with Alternatives 20 October 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1698.
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  • 1698 Smith and Nephew Customer Letter 14 June 2022

    A PDF file showing the customer letter for ICN 1698.