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Added 28 February 2018

The latest ‘Snap Update’ (February 2018) from the NHS Digital SNOMED CT Implementation in Primary Care project team is now available.

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Added 22 February 2018

Wider rollout will follow the pilot phase once any changes have been undertaken, with expected implementation to be completed by autumn 2018. Principal GP clinical system suppliers will inform GP practices of their deployment plans. 
(Extract from NHS Digital’s January 2018 ‘Snap Update’)

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Added 22 February 2018

EMIS Health’s ‘Get ready for SNOMED CT' page mentions:

  • live online sessions to help you tidy up your practice database to get ready for SNOMED CT
  • further training content, with links that will be added to and expanded as we approach the implementation of SNOMED CT

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Added 22 February 2018

A new 'SNOMED CT – GP Practices Are You Prepared?' document is now available, from NHS Digital, for GP Practices to support their preparation for the transition to SNOMED CT.

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Added 22 February 2018

The latest 'Snap Update' (January 2018) from the NHS Digital SNOMED CT Implementation in Primary Care project team is now available.

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Added 22 February 2018

NHS Digital has announced some new March 2018 webinar dates – and have advised that GP practices may be particularly interested in “Exploring SNOMED CT content for General Practice” where you will learn more about the key hierarchies of findings/disorders, procedures, observables, and situations.

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Added 18 January 2018

SNOMED CT in Primary Care - Implementation Update

In order to minimise disruption at year-end, SNOMED CT will be deployed in phases across general practice from April 2018. The introduction of SNOMED CT, which replaces Read/CTV 3 Codes, is being co-ordinated in primary care by NHS Digital, working closely with clinical system suppliers to support a smooth transition. The first phase of deployment will start with approximately 20 pilot sites, including all of the principal clinical supplier systems, after year-end business activities are completed. GP Clinical system suppliers will inform GP practices of their deployment plans. For further information on progress, visit the NHS Digital website.

(Extract from NHS Englan's CCG Bulletin, issued on 18 January 2018)


 

Key Messages

  • SNOMED CT will be deployed in phases across general practice from April 2018.  Wider rollout will follow the pilot phase once any changes have been undertaken, with expected implementation to be completed by autumn 2018. Principal GP clinical system suppliers will inform GP practices of their deployment plans.
  • At this stage (Feb 2018), NHS Digital recommends that practices prepare by:
    • Housekeeping – searches, templates, protocols, concepts and formularies – delete or archive redundant items
    • Familiarisation – access learning resources (e.g. webinars), in particular, the document: Data Quality Guidance v3.0 
  • NHS Digital timeline for SNOMED implementation in primary care: 

 

 

SNOMED Code Browsers

NHS Digital SNOMED CT browser

 

EMIS Health SNOMED CT demo code picker

You will need to be logged into the EMIS Health Support Centre to access the above link.


 

External Resources
 

EMIS Health

You will need to be logged into the EMIS Health Support Centre to access the following links.

SNOMED CT in primary care implementation update

 

Get ready for SNOMED CT

 

SNOMED CT frequently asked questions

 

Read code to SNOMED CT

 


Camden CCG Resources

SNOMED slide presentation from Camden CCG IT Workshops (December 2017):

Available for download from Camden GP Website

 

Information from Camden CCG IT & Systems Team newsletter (January 2018):

We recommend practices watch some of the NHS Digital webinars on the Delen website in order to familiarise themselves with the upcoming SNOMED-CT changes. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the above, please email the IT & Systems team via GP IT or call 020 3688 1881.

Page last updated: 22 February 2018