SNOMED CT, coming to you soon

SNOMED CT is a precise structured clinical vocabulary for use in electronic health records. The RCPCH have asked all specialities to define coding terms to be used for diagnoses using this vocabulary. This is because electronic systems used in direct patient care must use SNOMED CT for their clinical terminology, before 1 April 2020 as mandated by NHS Digital. It will be used in defining the paediatric renal dataset.

Thanks to Heather Maxwell (Glasgow), Shazia Adalat (Evelina London), Graham Smith (Cardiff) and Lucy Plumb (Grid trainee) who attended RCPCH workshop. If you would like to be involved in defining the dataset further please do get in touch Shazia.Adalat@gstt.nhs.uk