Supply Issues Medtronic Skin Stapler FGS218 (ICN 1727)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1727 ICN Number: 1727


  • The supplier Medtronic Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its skin staple. Single patient use disposable skin stapler FGS218.
  • The supply issue is due to raw material shortages.


  • FGS218 is currently unavailable to order whilst stock is subject to intermittent supply.
  • Multiple 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 code and the potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved on 15 August 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log onto our website to view the potential indirect alternative products and order any of the alternatives listed.
  • 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 ▼

  • 1727 Medtronic Product Listing with Alternatives 8 July 2022

    An Excel file detailing the Product listing for ICN 1727
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