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Welcome to the Nutrition Care Process Terminology Clinical Project Group space

This project group has been established to undertake the following:
  • Quality assurance of promoted NCPT related terms from US extension (685 concepts)
  • Review and confirm remaining NCPT content for addition to the SNOMED CT International release (approx. 1000 concepts)
  • Prepare and model 100 concepts for initial pilot for addition to the SNOMED CT International Release
  • Review the outcomes of the initial pilot to inform next steps
  • Prepare and model the remaining content for addition to the SNOMED CT International Release
  • Agree on updating process and maintenance plans, in line with NCPT developments

Project times scales:

  • To be confirmed based on a detailed project plan agreed with SNOMED international

Meeting Schedule

There will be a regular call on the 3rd Monday of each month at 19:00 UTC or 2 pm CST (Chicago time).

Conference call details are the same each call.

NOTE NEW ZOOM LINK! The link to join is always:

The link also includes a password should you need it.

Next mtg is on Monday May 18th 2020

Project scope

NCPT terminology for international usage to be included in SNOMED CT International Release

Group Membership

For details of group members click here

Conference call facilities

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  1. Apologies for my 'late' attendance today I had taken the time from this page 'starting April 16 - at 2000 UTC' although I have now seen alternative times elsewhere.  

  2. Just to confirm that there will be no meeting of this group today, 21 May. The next meeting will be confirmed

  3. Hello, all. 

    I would like to let you know that the mtg on June 18 will not take place.

    We should regroup next on July 16th, 19:00 UTC by which time we will have received feedback/reaction 

    on the nutrition findings modeling document, and the revised workplan. 

    Stay tuned, and please take some time to look and comment on these documents (you can find a separate discussion thread for each document in discussions). 

  4. HI

    Please could you confirm whether there is a call on 17 December because it has been removed from my diary


    1. Yes, we are having our mtg on Dec 17th, thank you!

  5. Can we please get an update on this project and its expected timelines?   (we have implementations in Australia asking for the content)

    Has any of the modelled content been released as of yet?  if so how much/many? and what is remaining?


    1. The Nutrition Care Process Clinical Project Group’s (NCPCPG) hard work has progressed forward over the past 18 months on the following fronts:

      • Identification of a gap in nutrient intake observables (eg, estimated intake of protein in 24 hours) in SNOMED CT necessary to support the modeling of nutrition observables and findings.
        • An intake template was created and has undergone revision twice since June 2019 and identification that 2 templates are needed for nutrient intake and nutrient intake via a specified route. Collaborative efforts with the SNOMED CT Observables group has been necessary and is ongoing.
        • A gap in the nutrient substances needed (eg, both forms of Vitamin K, now represented by Vitamin K and vitamin K derivatives whereas before only vitamin K1 existed in SNOMED CT) has been significant. There is another SNOMED CT group working on the substance hierarchy, with whom the NCP CPG has worked, to add substances to support the modeling. This work remains an area that requires additional attention to support the modeling of nutrition observables and findings.
        • With the implementation of both templates, nearly 150 nutrition concepts in SNOMED CT, and 150 yet to be added, will be sufficiently defined.
      • Review of the findings modeling has also resulted in creation of a nutrition findings template.
        • The group has reviewed the modeling of nutrient intake findings and found that the concepts are modeled to dietary intake findings, which is inconsistent with the need to express nutrient intake from foods, nutrition supplements, and enteral and parenteral nutrition.
        • An approach for all of the concepts is being put forth for consideration and, if implemented, will meet the modeling needed for nutrient intake findings and change the concepts from primitive to sufficiently defined.   


      For further detail on the progress, please see the Kuala Lumper presentation provided by Constantina Papoutsakis, PhD, RD. All are also welcome to review and/or join the NCP CPG meetings held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 14:00 Central US time.

  6. Hi Constantina Papoutsakis  

    Just to let you know, I retire from my full-time position at NHS Digital tomorrow and it looks like in the short term at least my bandwidth will not allow continued membership of this group.  My apologies.  I am not sure whether our AHP lead Katharine Priest has time to contribute actively, but I know you have representation from one of the UK professional bodies specific to the clinical area.  I wish you well in the future and hope this is an au revoir rather than goodbye, as I know these are areas very relevant to nursing too.