We are breaking down the barriers between home, primary and hospital based care to provide consistent, high quality and better value care for patients. One way we are working is to use Health Information Exchange standards to share data between hospital and general practice records.

Location: London, United Kingdom


  • All medical staff 
  • Clinical nurse specialists 
  • General practitioners
  • Community matrons 
  • Emergency department 
  • Community and hospital geriatrics 
  • Acute physicians

How SNOMED CT will be used

  • SNOMED CT is used to flag the hospital record with a term to identify enrolled patients 
  • SNOMED CT is used to record concepts of care in the hospital record and to generate ED summaries and discharge summaries viewable in the HIE platform 
  • GPs use READ codes

Why SNOMED CT was selected

We will use the descriptive logic in SNOMED for clinical analytics.

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