Is there a national programme to implement SNOMED codes in terms of engaging national system suppliers to add SNOMED into their systems and enabling GP systems to receive this data?
There has been a number of SNOMED dependent programmes. The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) has improved the collection of information in EC departments and is seen as an enabler for Transfer of Care discharge summaries. SNOMED CT implementation in general practice commenced in April 2018. The primary care SNOMED help desk is firstname.lastname@example.org. Other organisations including secondary care are meant to have adopted SNOMED CT by April 2020