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SNOMED CT

SNOMED CT is a structured clinical vocabulary for use in electronic health records.

SNOMED CT is the required standard across the NHS. It must be used as the clinical standard before 1 April 2020. This applies to systems used for the direct management of individual care within:

  • Secondary care
  • Acute care
  • Mental Health services
  • Community services
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry

SNOMED must be used by all other providers of health related services before 1 April 2020. This applies to systems where the flow of information for the direct management of patient care comes into the NHS.

Resources

Information Standards Notice - change

Training and education

SNOMED CT Implementation in primary care

SNOMED CT Implementation in primary care news

Key publications - SNOMED CT Implementation in primary care

UK SNOMED browser

NHS Digital terminology

Download SNOMED CT

Request submission portal

SNOMED International