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The purpose of the terminology is to represent clinically relevant information. Clinically relevant information means information that is used to support multidisciplinary delivery of effective healthcare to individual people and to populations. The scope of the clinically relevant information that SNOMED CT is able to represent began with the union of the scopes of NHS Clinical Terms Version 3 and SNOMED RT, and has been updated to reflect clinically contemporary clinical practice and changes in medical technology. However, it is probable that there will be some future variation in this scope, to take account of changes in perceived requirements.