Supply Issues Smiths Medical Portex Multiple Products (ICN 1761)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1761 ICN Number: 1761


  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Portex spinal and Portex CSE products.
  • There are 63 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to the evolving regulatory requirements and CE certifications expiring as well as the supplier’s inability to source components.


  • Stock currently remains available for 46 of the affected product codes.
  • However, these are available while stocks last as the supplier is not able to say whether they will be able to resume supplying these products.
  • Stock has already been depleted for the other 17 affected product codes and these are in the process of being delisted from our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads section for more information on the 63 affected product codes and potential indirect alternatives available to order through our online catalogue.
  • The majority of the alternative products are also affected by the CE expiry issue therefore will be available while stocks last.
  • There is currently no confirmed resolution date for the supply issue, however, we will update this ICN when we have further information from the supplier.
  • Please be aware that if the supplier is unable to resume supply, once the stock has been depleted, the products may be delisted from the online catalogue.

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 Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1761 Smiths Medical Product Listing and Delisted Products

    An Excel file showing the product listing and delisted products for this ICN.
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