Dictionary of Medicines and Devices

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The NHS dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d)

dm+d is a dictionary of descriptions and codes which represent medicines and devices in use across the NHS. It is delivered through a partnership between Health and Social Care Information Centre and the NHS Business Services Authority and provides the recognised NHS Standard for uniquely identifying medicines and medical devices used in patient care.

dm+d enables clear, consistent recording and communication of information relating to medicines and devices used in patient care. It provides consistency in how medicines and medical devices are expressed through a robust published Editorial Policy.