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
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.