Dear all

An opportunity has been identified to improve the Release schedule for the SNOMED CT Spanish Edition package.  Currently the Spanish Edition Release is published on 30th April + 31st October each year, which is several months after the relevant dependent International Edition is published (in January/July respectively).  This was necessary in order to allow sufficient time for both the full translation of the new/updated International concepts, and rigorous validation to ensure high quality deliverables. 

However, we have now streamlined these processes, and are looking to start bringing the Spanish Edition closer into alignment with each of the relevant International Edition releases.   The first step, therefore, will be the removal of the now obsolete BETA feedback period from the Spanish Release schedule from the Q3 2023 cycle onwards.  This will enable us to bring the Spanish Edition Release forward by one month, publishing it on 30th September and 31st March from 30th September 2023 onwards.

After this, we will continue to review and improve the processes and bring the Spanish release dates forward again when it is safe to do so without compromising the quality of the content. 

If you have any concerns or questions on these proposed changes, please let us know on, or by responding to this message directly.

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

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