Dictionary of Medicines and Devices


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 NHS Digital 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.