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United Kingdom

The UK Terminology Centre (UKTC) within NHS Digital is the National Release Centre for SNOMED CT for the UK. The UKTC is responsible for distributing and managing SNOMED CT within the UK on behalf of SNOMED International; as well as producing, managing and distributing the UK Extensions and derivatives.

The UKTC manages the interface to SNOMED International for the UK, undertaking the various Member country responsibilities, which includes the governance of clinical terminology and related activities. Representatives from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland sit on the UKTC Governance Board which sets the strategic direction for the UKTC.

NHS Digital provides data, information and technology resource for the health and care system and plays a fundamental role in driving better care, better services and better outcomes for patients in England. NHS Digital is the trusted source of authoritative data, information and information standards relating to health and care. NHS Digital is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health for England and is a not for profit organisation.

For more information about SNOMED CT in the United Kingdom including licensing, requests for new terms, training and advice, including how to obtain the UK Edition and related products, please visit

For any specific enquiries related to SNOMED CT please contact the UKTC Service Desk via


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