SNOMED CT

SNOMED CT® is the clinical terminology approved as an Information Standard.

Description

SNOMED CT ® is the clinical terminology approved as an Information Standard.

Requirements for utilising SNOMED CT ® are stated within the National Information Board  document " A Framework for Action" and SNOMED CT ® can be downloaded from Technology Reference Update Distribution (TRUD).

SNOMED CT ® provides the clinical language that facilitates electronic communication between healthcare professionals in clear and unambiguous terms, and can be used to code, retrieve and analyse clinical data.

SNOMED CT ® is comprehensive and provides clinical terms for all healthcare professions. Applications often use subsets of SNOMED CT ®, known as SNOMED CT Refsets, that have been developed to support specific requirements. The NHS Data Model and Dictionary references  SNOMED CT Refsets  to support data reporting for specific data items.

SNOMED CT ® has been distributed in Release Format 2 (RF2) since 1 April 2018.  SNOMED CT ® contains SNOMED CT Refsets referenced by SNOMED CT Refset ID, which are listed in the SNOMED CT Browser.

SNOMED CT ® is managed and maintained internationally by  SNOMED International and in the UK by NHS Digital.

National and International arrangements have been established to ensure there is adequate and relevant governance of SNOMED CT ®, to ensure it meets the needs of healthcare in the respective jurisdictions.

Note: previous versions of SNOMED (including SNOMED RT and SNOMED 3) ceased to be licensed after April 2017 other than for historical content.

Mapping tables and guidance to enable historical data previously captured using a previous version of SNOMED, can be found on the Technology Reference Update Distribution (TRUD)  at:  SNOMED Antecedent Versions Data Migration.

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This Supporting information is also known by these names:

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Full name Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SUPPORT CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION CONTACT METHOD CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL REQUIRED CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION FORMAT CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ACCOMMODATION STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element AIDS DEFINING ILLNESS CODE ADULT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ANTENATAL PRESCRIBED DRUG (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY DRUG (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ASSESSMENT TOOL (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FINDING (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element BODY SITE OF ADMINISTRATION ACTUAL (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element BODY SITE OF ADMINISTRATION PRESCRIBED (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CEREBRAL PALSY TYPE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CHLAMYDIA TEST RESULT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED ASSESSMENT TOOL TYPE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED FINDING (CODED CLINICAL ENTRY) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED FINDING (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED INDIRECT ACTIVITY PROCEDURE AND PROCEDURE STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED OBSERVATION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED PROCEDURE AND PROCEDURE STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED REFERRAL PROCEDURE AND PROCEDURE STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element CODED SITUATION (CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element COMORBIDITY (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element COMORBIDITY (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Supporting Information Clinical Coding Introduction references in description SNOMED CT
Supporting Information references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT ON ADMISSION TO NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT ON NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE DAILY CARE DATE) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT RECORDED ON DISCHARGE FROM NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute DIAGNOSIS SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSIS SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSIS SCHEME IN USE (MENTAL HEALTH) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element DRUG NAME (HIGH COST TARIFF EXCLUDED DRUG) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMED3 FIT NOTE CONDITION (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ACUITY (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ARRIVAL MODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ATTENDANCE SOURCE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE CHIEF COMPLAINT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE CLINICAL INVESTIGATION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DIAGNOSIS QUALIFIER (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE DESTINATION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE FOLLOW UP (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE INFORMATION GIVEN (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY ACTIVITY STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY ACTIVITY TYPE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY ALCOHOL OR DRUG INVOLVEMENT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY INTENT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY MECHANISM (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE PLACE OF INJURY (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element FINDING (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute FINDING SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element FINDING SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element FINDING SCHEME IN USE (MENTAL HEALTH) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element FORMULA MILK OR MILK FORTIFIER TYPE (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element HIGH COST TARIFF EXCLUDED DEVICE CODE (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element HIGH COST TARIFF EXCLUDED DRUG CODE (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element INTERPRETER LANGUAGE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element LOCAL TREATMENT CATEGORY CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute LOCAL TREATMENT CATEGORY CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MEDICATION ADMINISTERED (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MEDICATION ADMINISTERED DURING LABOUR (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MEDICATION ADMINISTERED ON NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE DAILY CARE DATE (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION DOSE FORM (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute MENTAL HEALTH ACT LEGAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE GROUP TYPE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION ACTUAL (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION PRESCRIBED (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MORPHOLOGY (SNOMED CANCER TRANSFORMATION ORIGINAL) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MORPHOLOGY (SNOMED CANCER TRANSFORMATION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MORPHOLOGY (SNOMED DIAGNOSIS) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element MORPHOLOGY (SNOMED PATHOLOGY) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element NEONATAL RESUSCITATION DRUG (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute NEWBORN BLOOD SPOT TEST OUTCOME STATUS references in description SNOMED CT
Supporting Information NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices references in description SNOMED CT
Supporting Information National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Code Set references in description SNOMED CT
Data Set National Neonatal Data Set - Episodic and Daily Care references in description SNOMED CT
Data Set National Neonatal Data Set - Two Year Neonatal Outcomes Assessment references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element OBSERVATION (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute OBSERVATION SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element OBSERVATION SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element OCCUPATION MOTHER (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Class PATIENT DIAGNOSIS references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute PERSON STATED SEXUAL ORIENTATION CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PREFERRED SPOKEN LANGUAGE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PRESCRIBED MEDICATION (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PRESCRIBED MEDICATION ADDITIONAL DOSAGE INSTRUCTION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PRESCRIBED MEDICATION DOSE FORM (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PRESENT ON ADMISSION INDICATOR references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute PRESENT ON ADMISSION INDICATOR references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PRIMARY PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT ON NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE DAILY CARE DATE) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT RECORDED ON DISCHARGE FROM NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute PROCEDURE SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element PROCEDURE SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOTHERAPY ACTUAL DOSE UNIT OF MEASUREMENT (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOTHERAPY ACTUAL PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute RADIOTHERAPY ATTENDANCE ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOTHERAPY DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute RADIOTHERAPY PLAN OTHER PROCEDURE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOTHERAPY PLAN PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOTHERAPY PRESCRIBED BEAM ENERGY UNIT OF MEASUREMENT (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOTHERAPY PRESCRIBED DOSE UNIT OF MEASUREMENT (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element RADIOTHERAPY ROUTES AND METHODS OF ADMINISTRATION (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element REFERRED TO SERVICE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute RELIGIOUS OR OTHER BELIEF SYSTEM AFFILIATION CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute RELIGIOUS OR OTHER BELIEF SYSTEM AFFILIATION GROUP CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION ACTUAL (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION PRESCRIBED (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SAFEGUARDING CONCERN (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SAMPLE ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY RESULT (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SAMPLE TEST RESULT ORGANISM TYPE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE ATTENDANCE SOURCE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SITUATION (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute SITUATION SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SITUATION SCHEME IN USE references in description SNOMED CT
Supporting Information SNOMED CT references in description SNOMED CT
Supporting Information SNOMED CT Browser references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SNOMED CT CODE references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SNOMED CT EXPRESSION references in description SNOMED CT
Supporting Information SNOMED CT Refset references in description SNOMED CT
NHS Business Definition SNOMED International references in description SNOMED CT
Attribute SNOMED VERSION references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SNOMED VERSION (CANCER TRANSFORMATION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SNOMED VERSION (DIAGNOSIS) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SNOMED VERSION (PATHOLOGY) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SOCIAL AND PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE (SNOMED CT EXPRESSION) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SOCIAL AND PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SPECIMEN TYPE (CHLAMYDIA TESTING SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element STEROID TYPE ADMINISTERED TO MOTHER (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element SYSTEMIC ANTI-CANCER THERAPY DRUG (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element THERAPEUTIC INDICATION CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element TOPOGRAPHY (SNOMED PATHOLOGY) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element UNIT OF MEASUREMENT (DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT
Data Element UNIT OF MEASUREMENT (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT