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Supply Issues Smith & Nephew Healthcare Ltd Wound Contact Dressing Products ELA127 (ICN 2585)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2024/2585 ICN Number: 2585


  • The supplier Smith & Nephew Healthcare Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Wound Contact Dressing products.
  • One product code is affected:
    • ELA127 – Wound contact layer knitted viscose dressing 14cm x 20cm.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.


  • ELA127 is currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • EKG85000 – Wound contact layer knitted viscose dressing 14cm x 20cm
    • EKG001 – Wound contact layer knitted viscose dressing 10cm x 20cm
    • EJE142 – Wound contact layer knitted viscose dressing Double sided non adherent dressing 10cmx20cm.
  • 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 31 July 2024.

Next Steps:               

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2585 Smith & Nephew Product Listing with Alternatives 26 June 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2585.
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