Blog from January, 2018

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to everyone, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the January 2018 International Edition are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here:

The SNOMED CT International Edition contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:


The Release Notes and OWL Resource file have been separated from the International Edition release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online:

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

All vendors and affiliates should please contact their National Release Centre (NRC) for information on when the latest release package will be available for download from the NRC website.  Contact details for all NRC's can be found here -

If you have any questions about the January 2018 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at with “January 2018 International Edition release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear Members,

The provisional Member Release distribution of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition has been updated.  This update supersedes the version originally released on December 31st 2017, and should be used in place of the original in all situations.

Please see tickets ISRS-320 + ISRS-322 in the “3.2 Resolved Issues” section of the attached Member Release notes for technical details of the update.  A briefing note is also attached with further details if required.

To access the updated package and Release Notes, please find them in the “January 2018 v1.1” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project in MLDS here:

The file name of the updated package is as follows - note the updated time stamp to distinguish this from the original release, as per the new file naming conventions:


The updated package is part of the Member release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition.  Member distribution files should not be released to Affiliate Licensees, or any third parties until the public release date, January 31st 2018.

If you have any questions about the update, have difficulties downloading the file or accessing the documentation, please contact SNOMED International at with “January 2018 International Edition Member release question” in the subject line.


Kind regards,

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager