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Medtronic Ltd Surgical Suture Products


ICN number:556

  • Date:31/01/2019
  • Product area:Sterile Intervention Equipment |

Update: 31/01/2019

  • The supplier Medtronic is still experiencing supply issues with its Surgical Suture products, due to further delays being experienced in the manufacturing and sterilisation process.
  • A further product code has become affected by this supply issue, FVQ325
  • A total of 26 product codes remain affected.
  • Please refer to the updated product listing below for further information on the affected codes and potential alternative products available.
  • We are working closely with the supplier towards a resolution and expect the issues to be resolved by 28 February 2019.

Previous Update: 31/12/2018


  • The supplier Medtronic Ltd has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its surgical suture products.
  • There are 25 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to delayed manufacturing and sterilisation of these products.


  • The 25 affected product codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • For 20 affected products, potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Unfortunately, five of the affected products do not have alternative products available.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2019.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the product listing and affected products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service 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.

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