SNOMED CT Case Studies

We are always looking to add to our suite of case studies. If you would like to share your stories about the benefits of SNOMED CT and/or the NHS England Terminology Server, we would love to hear from you.

Have you:

  •  news to share with us relating to your experience of working with SNOMED CT?
  • any experience in using the Terminology Server?
  • identified any increased or additional benefits from your use of SNOMED CT within your organisation?

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Barts Health NHS Trust and the NHS England Terminology Server

Published: 2022

Dr Charles Gutteridge (CCIO) and Dr Sophie Williams (research data scientist) reflect on how they are helping to improve patient care by using the data captured using SNOMED CT and the NHS England Terminology Server

Renalware 2.0 and the NHS England Terminology Server

Published: 2022

Renalware is one of the earliest adopters of the NHS England Terminology Server. The use of the Server meant Airslie could start to use SNOMED CT in their system without a major rework of their Renwalware nephology database product.

Nourish Care and SNOMED CT

Published: 2022

Daniel Hollingworth, Head of Customer Experience at Nourish Care, reflects on the progress so far in the use of SNOMED CT within the Nourish digital care management system and the benefits organisations are seeing through standardising clinical and care language.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust: Embracing SNOMED CT in Mental Health

Published: 2019

NHS England collaborated with TEWV NHS Foundation Trust to produce a case study regarding the introduction of SNOMED CT into the Mental Health Dataset. The SNOMED in Mental Health Team at NHS Digital spoke with Jo Dent (Corporate Information and Clinical Coding Manager at the trust) to discuss the considerations and implications recognised in the uptake of SNOMED CT, whilst reflecting on the benefits attributed to capturing data.

Paediatric Disability Service, City Hospitals Sunderland

Published: 2018

Using SNOMED CT, a Disabilities Terminology Set was created, designed to embrace the range of needs experienced by disabled children and their families at different stages of their care journeys, so that these could be accurately recorded. This case study describes the approach, benefits and analysis possible, now that SNOMED CT is used for clinical terms. 

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust: Reflection from implementing an EPR with SNOMED CT

Published: 2018

This case study reflects on a 5-year journey since the last published case study and illustrates how SNOMED CT has been utilised to benefit the patient, the organisation and the wider NHS. 

Using SNOMED CT in health and social care planning

Published: 2018

A national programme to look at the requirements for electronic care planning was undertaken between 2006 and 2013. This developed an approach using the terminology SNOMED CT and provided a number of reusable standard care plans, but which could also be tailored for a specific patient or need

Collecting Clinical Information in Outpatients

Published: 2015

In September 2011, a workshop was undertaken to explore, in detail, the advantages and practicalities of taking forward SNOMED CT for use in outpatients. 

Benefits Deep Dive into Cerner Millennium Implementation

Published: 2014

Barts Health NHS Trust successfully made their Emergency Department at the Royal London Hospital a 'paperlite' environment using Cerner Millennium. This study looks at the use of the Cerner Millennium system in the Emergency Department and other parts of the trust.

Empowering Clinical Data Collection at the Point of Care

Published: 2014

This article in the BMJ Journals - Archives of Disease in Childhood, provides an overview on data collection and how SNOMED CT will benefit data collection.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals: Embracing SNOMED CT in Emergency Care

Published: 2013

Leeds Teaching Hospitals decided to embrace SNOMED CT in their Emergency Department as a way to reduce duplication of data entry, ensure recording in a consistent way, this facilitating analysis, as well as supporting completion of the Commissioning Data Set returns.

Moorfields Eye Hospital: OpenEyes supporting decision making

Published: 2013

Moorfields Eye Hospital decided to develop their own application to be used across all 13 of their sites as a way to reduce duplication of data entry, ensure recording in a consistent manner, to improve the sharing of information and the ability to search records from any site.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay: Using structured terminology to deliver better patient care

Published: 2013

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) was an early adopter for the use of Lorenzo. Its senior doctors and management team have a deep and long standing belief in the importance of an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) using a structured terminology, as a key factor in both delivering better patient care and achieving much higher levels of operational efficiency.

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SNOMED in Action enables information sharing among implementers about their SNOMED CT implementation experiences globally.