SNOMED CT** – Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms – is the common clinical language that have replaced Read codes within the NHS. SNOMED CT is a comprehensive clinical terminology that makes healthcare information accessible and usable across the globe. SNOMED provides a “common language” comprised of concepts, terms and relationships that enable a consistent way of capturing, sharing and aggregating health data across clinical specialties and different sites of care.

SNOMED provides a “common language” comprised of concepts, terms and relationships that enable a consistent way of capturing, sharing and aggregating health data across clinical specialties and different sites of care.

This web workshop will give delegates a clear understanding of both the transactional elements of SNOMED CT and the transformational change it has brought to GP practices.


** SNOMED CT® resulted from the merger of SNOMED® Reference Terminology (SNOMED® RT) developed by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) developed by the UK National Health Service (NHS). As a comprehensive clinical reference terminology, it enables clinicians, researchers and patients to share comparable data while facilitating enhanced health reporting, billing and statistical analysis.

At the PMA we pride ourselves on the understanding that one size doesn’t fit all and – therefore, we have various formats of our workshops and can adapt any programme / agenda to suit your local needs and necessaries – so, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Who should attend?

Don't miss opportunity to work with leading specialists in a series of full day workshops specifically focused on the ‘business’ aspects of General Practice.
  • General Practitioners

  • Practice Managers

  • Senior Practice Nurses

  • GP Administrator Managers

Workshop Outcomes

  • Define key terms, acronyms, and abbreviations associated with SNOMED CT.
  • Differentiate between terminologies and classifications and demonstrate an understanding how they are interrelated.
  • Gain insight into of the history of SNOMED CT and how it evolved.
    Demonstrate an understanding of the status of SNOMED CT, including the location and purpose of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO).
  • Explain how coder roles with change with the implementation of SNOMED CT in the electronic health record.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic components and structure of SNOMED CT.
  • Evaluate your skills through self-assessment.
  • Create your own practice Action Plan

Who should attend

The key objective of this workshop is to extend the depth and breadth of your knowledge of SNOMED CT and will provide authoritative coverage of a broad range of topics related to SNOMED CT.

Yes, it’s for you… if you are seeking a broad foundational knowledge of SNOMED CT to help you in your current role or future career.

How much do I need to know about SNOMED before I start? There are no specific requirements for prior knowledge of SNOMED CT. This course is a good starting point for you to learn about SNOMED.  However, if you have existing knowledge of SNOMED CT, the course is an opportunity to fill gaps, perhaps dispel a few common misunderstandings and demonstrate knowledge required to join more advanced SNOMED CT E-Learning courses.

Why should I take this course? The knowledge you gain during the course will be of direct value if you are engaged in roles or tasks that need an understanding of the fundamental aspects of SNOMED CT.

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.

Welcome & Introduction

  • Setting the scene
  • Programme overview
  • Objectives


  • History of SNOMED
  • History of CT
  • Development of SNOMED CT

Basics of SNOMED CT

  • Definitions, Acronyms & Abbreviations
  • Difference between terminology and classification
  • Relationship between components of SNOMED CT
  • How SNOMED CT will fit with the EHR

Introduction to SNOMED CT

  • Benefits for organisations
  • Clinical terminology matters
  • Ownership, organisation and licensing

Exploring SNOMED CT – Design and distribution

  • Building blocks: concepts, descriptions & relationships
  • Release files & formats
  • Concept model
  • Content development
  • Extensions

Group Work Exercise


  • Reference sets
  • Customisation
  • Language preferences & translation
  • Mapping
  • Expressions

Self Assessment Test (20 questions)

Creating your own SNOMED Action Plan 

Group work to create a personal action plan

Summary and Q&A


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If you would like more information about any of our workshops, the timings or adapting our programmes to your local needs / requirements, please call 0330 111 6459 or email

Please note that all workshops are delivered online as web workshop sessions – however, if you require face to face workshops, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss this.

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