WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                        Report of Foreign Private Issuer

                        Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
                        of the Securities Exchange Act of

                                 April 18, 2006

                        Commission File Number 001-14978

                               SMITH & NEPHEW plc
                               (Registrant's name)

                                 15 Adam Street
                            London, England WC2N 6LA
              (Address of registrant's principal executive offices)

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reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.]

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     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                                 Smith & Nephew plc

Date: April 18, 2006
                                                 By:   /s/ Paul Chambers
                                                 Paul Chambers
                                                 Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew Announces Timing Change of First Quarter Results Conference Call

18 April 2006

Smith & Nephew plc, (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology
business, announces a change in the timing of the first quarter results
conference call with financial analysts from 12.30pm BST/7.30am Eastern to 12.00
noon BST/7.00am Eastern on Thursday 27 April 2006. This change is a result of
clashes with other industry conference calls taking place on the same day.  The
release of the announcement of first quarter results will remain at 11.00am BST/
6.00am Eastern on that day.


Smith & Nephew UK
Julie Allen                                             Tel: +44 (0)20 7401 7646
Investor Relations Co-ordinator

Financial Dynamics UK
David Yates/Ben Atwell                                  Tel: +44 (0)20 7831 3113

Financial Dynamics US
Jonathan Birt                                               Tel: +1 212 850 5634

About us

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specialising in
Orthopaedics, Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management products.  Smith & Nephew
is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of
the fastest growing global orthopaedics companies.

Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives.  The company
prides itself on the strength of its relationships with its surgeons and
professional healthcare customers, with whom its name is synonymous with high
standards of performance, innovation and trust.  The company has over 8,500
employees and operates in 33 countries around the world generating annual sales
of $2.6 billion.