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1  Introduction

1.1  Background

This document is to provide visibility to the Members of relevant feedback received during the Beta Release period, and any actions taken as a result of this feedback.  

1.2  Purpose

This document provides information related to differences between the files distributed as part of the January 2018 Beta Release of the SNOMED CT International edition, and the December 31st Members’ distribution of the January 2018 SNOMED CT International edition. 

Please contact SNOMED International at with any questions related to the contents of this document.

1.3  Scope

This document relates exclusively to the January 2018 International Edition, and not any prior Releases.

1.4  Audience

This document is intended for use by SNOMED International Member National Release Centres only, and should not be distributed to Affiliate licensees without permission from SNOMED International.


2  Notes for the January 2018 Member Release

2.1  Summary

The feedback about the January 2018 SNOMED CT International Beta Release that was received during the Beta period – December 6th through December 15th (inclusive), was used to update the International edition release package ready for the Member release on 31st December 2017.

There was some feedback provided that, for a variety of reasons, didn’t result in changes to the January 2018 release, but instead will be resolved as part of the next editing cycle, ready for publication in future releases.  Details of these “Known Issues” can be found in section 3.1 of the Release Notes that are published alongside the January 2018 International edition Member release package.

The feedback that resulted in changes being made to the Member Release package for the January 2018 International edition are detailed below in section 2.2.

SNOMED International thanks Members who contributed feedback.


2.2  Items Reported in the Beta feedback stage, that were resolved for the Member Release

The following items were resolved in the January 2018 International Member Release package, between the publication of the Beta Release and Member Release(s):

Key Summary Description Resolved





Final Version




1.00 21/12/2017Rory Davidson Approved





Draft Amendment History








Andrew Atkinson

First draft for review and comment

1.020171220Andrew AtkinsonUpdated with all final changes to the Member release package
1.120180129Andrew AtkinsonUpdated with latest Member release package updates

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