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Supply Issues L&R Medical UK Ltd Hydrogel Dressing Non Adhesive ELE055 (ICN 2170)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/2170 ICN Number: 2170


  • The supplier L&R Medical UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Hydrogel Dressing Non-Adhesive:
    • ELE055 – Hydrogel dressing non adhesive.
  • The supply issue is due to an issue with the packaging and raw material shortage.


  • ELE055 is currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • ELE115 – Hydrogel dressing non adhesive 10cm x10cm NB the UOI is 5x boxes of 10pcs
    • ELE120 – Hydrogel dressing non adhesive 10cm x 10cm
    • ELG002 – Hydrogel impregnated dressing non adhesive 10cm x 10cm 7.5g gel loading.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 25 September 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • Customers are advised to check the compatibility of the indirect alternatives offered.
  • Indirect alternatives are provided by different manufacturers and there may be subtle differences with the products being offered.
  • The supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to review the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain 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 ▼

  • 2170 L & R Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 16 June 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2170.
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  • 2170 L & R Medical Customer Letter 16 June 2023

    A PDF showing the customer letter for ICN 2170.