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Dear Members,

The Member release of the July 2020 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members only, from the MLDS distribution site.

The July 2020 International Edition should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees, or any third parties until its public release date on 31st July 2020. 

All files distributed to SNOMED International Members for the July 2020 International Edition are available from the  “July 2020 v0.3 MEMBER” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

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

  • SnomedCT_InternationalRF2_MEMBER_20200731T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes are separate 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_20200731_MEMBER.pdf

Please refer to the attached Member Release Notes document for details of changes made following the Beta Release published on 10th June 2020.  This document can also be accessed online here:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+July+2020+International+Edition+-+SNOMED+International+Member+Release+notes

The latest version of the SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+July+2020+International+Edition+-+SNOMED+International+Release+notes

Please refresh your memory of all changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/July+2020+Early+Visibility+Release+Notice+-+Planned+changes+to+upcoming+SNOMED+International+Release+packages, and in the Release Notes in section "Technical updates".  


In addition to the normal International Edition Release package, there is an additional, optional RF2 Rollup Delta package available in the same repository.  This is made available for your review, and we encourage any feedback to be provided as soon as possible, so that any refinements can be made in time for the Public release of this optional package on 31st July 2020.

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

  • SnomedCT_InternationalRF2_MEMBERRollupDeltaPackage_20200731T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes are separate from the International Edition release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCTAdditionalRollupDeltaReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20200731_MEMBER.pdf

Please refer to the attached Member Release Notes document for details of changes made following the Beta Release published on 10th June 2020.  This document can also be accessed online here:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+July+2020+International+Edition+additional+Rollup+Delta+package+-+SNOMED+International+Release+notes

This package should ONLY be utilised if you were unable to download and consume the Interim March 2020 International Edition release, and you can use DELTA files to update to the latest content.  


If you have any questions about the July 2020 International Edition Member release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2020 International Edition Member release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager


doc_MemberReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20200731.pdf

Dear all

In the past few years we have introduced additional review periods as part of the release cycle of the SNOMED CT International edition - we now currently produce Alpha, Beta and Member releases for review during each International Edition cycle. 

Given the relative stability of the recent releases, we are now considering replacing the Alpha release period with content authoring, which would result in SNOMED International being able to include an extra 2 weeks worth of editing improvements in each International Edition release.  We would, of course, continue to produce the Beta and Member releases for everyone to review and provide feedback before the final Production release is published.   This change would be implemented from the January 2021 International Edition release cycle onwards.

If you can foresee any issues with this please contact SNOMED International by 31st July 2020 at support@snomed.org with "International Edition Alpha release schedule question" in the subject line.   

Kind regards

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear Members, 

The Beta release of the July 2020 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members only, from the MLDS distribution site.

This Beta release provides Member organizations an opportunity to perform a technical evaluation of the core SNOMED CT® files, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International, before the International Edition is distributed to Members by 30th June 2020.  The public release of the International Edition to Affiliate licensees will take place on 31st July 2020.  Please note that this Beta Release should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties before this date.  

The BETA release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings. 

When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported.  The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Member release.  Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritized by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for the Member release or as part of a future International Edition release.  Although all feedback will be carefully reviewed, there should be no expectation that any non-technical issues will be addressed prior to the distribution of the Member release.  

Feedback on the Beta release files will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 17th June 2020 – although SNOMED International Members are urged to submit their findings as early as possible.

All files distributed to SNOMED International Members for the July 2020 International Edition are available from the  “July 2020 v0.1 BETA” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

          https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT International Edition contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive (the Release Notes are located separately in the same repository as normal):

  • xSnomedCT_InternationalRF2_BETA_20200731T120000Z.zip

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

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+July+2020+International+Edition+-+SNOMED+International+Release+notes

Please see the Technical Updates section (3) of the Release Notes, plus the following Early Visibility confluence page, to remind yourselves of all of the important upcoming changes in this release, both technical and content: 

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/July+2020+Early+Visibility+Release+Notice+-+Planned+changes+to+upcoming+SNOMED+International+Release+packages

In particular, please review the following sections, which contain important changes included in this release and also in the separate, additional release package that will be published in July:

  • 3.2.1.2. New Configuration file in the RF2 package, containing Release Metadata 

  • 3.2.1.3. Additional Rollup Delta Release package

If you have any questions about the July 2020 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading this file, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2020 International Edition Beta release question” in the subject line. 


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear SNOMED CT and Orphanet users,

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Alpha test/review of the maps between SNOMED CT and Orphanet. We realise that times are difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic and hope you and your loved ones are keeping well.

The April 2020 Alpha release of the SNOMED CT Orphanet Simple Map package is now available from the MLDS distribution site.

The ALPHA release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings, or distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties at this time.  

This Alpha release provides organizations an opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation of the SNOMED CT Orphanet Simple Map package, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International.  

This release is dependent upon, and should therefore be evaluated in the context of the January 2020 SNOMED CT International Edition.

All files distributed for the April 2020 Alpha release are available from the “April 2020 ALPHA Release v0.1” version in the “Offline & Alpha versions” section of the “SNOMED CT Orphanet Simple Map package” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here (please ensure that you login to MLDS first): 

The SNOMED CT Alpha release is distributed in a zipped archive file in the official RF2 format as follows (the Release Notes are located separately in the same repository as normal):

  • xSnomedCT_SNOMEDOrphanetMapPackage_ALPHA_20200430T120000Z.zip

The SNOMED CT Alpha Release Notes can also be accessed online:

If you do not have access to MLDS, please request the Alpha release package by contacting the Release Management Team by email (info@snomed.org), with the subject "Release Management Team - SNOMED CT Orphanet Simple Map package April 2020 ALPHA release access request".

SNOMED International is actively seeking feedback during the Alpha review period on the quality of the map, both from a content and technical aspect, as well as feedback on specific use cases.  

Feedback should be sent to info@snomed.org as soon as possible, but no later than 30th November 2020.

When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported.  The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Production release.  Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritized by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for the Production release or as part of a future release.  

If you have any questions about the April 2020 Alpha release, or have difficulties downloading this file, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “April 2020 SNOMED CT Orphanet Simple Map package Alpha release question” in the subject line. 


Kind regards,

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,  

The Production release of the April 2020 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition is now available to everyone from the MLDS distribution site.  This release contains the Spanish language version of the March 2020 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed for the April 2020 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition are available from the “April 2020 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT Spanish package - Edición en Español” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

          https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition Production release is distributed as a single zipped file archive:  

  • SnomedCT_SpanishRelease-es_PRODUCTION_20200430T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes and Starter Guide have been separated from the Spanish Edition package, and can be viewed online on SNOMED International’s Release Management Confluence website:

The Release Notes have also been published as a .pdf file alongside the release package, in the same MLDS repository. 

The Release Packaging format has been updated to bring it in line with the SNOMED CT International Edition standards, so there may be changes to both file naming conventions and the package contents themselves.  Please see the Readme file for details of any new naming conventions and file structures, and the Release Notes for further details.

If you have any questions about the April 2020 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition Production release, or have difficulties downloading the files, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “April 2020 Spanish Edition Production release” in the subject line.

Kind regards,

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,

Following on from the March 2020 Interim International Edition release, we are proposing the following plan for the July 2020 International release, in order to support all users, whether or not they consumed the March 2020 Interim release.

July 2020 International Edition Release format

The current plan is to publish the formal July 2020 International Edition with the March 2020 Interim release as the official "previous published release". 

This means that all COVID-19 content published in the March 2020 release will be present in both July 2020 Snapshot and Full files, with an effectiveTime of 20200309.  The Delta files will be relative to March 2020, containing only new content from the July 2020 editing cycle, and will not duplicate the Delta file content from the March 2020 release.

  1. For those users who consumed the March 2020 Interim Release:
    1. It causes no issues for these users who want to use either the Full, Snapshot or Delta to update to July 2020.

  2. For those users who did NOT consume the March 2020 Interim Release:
    1. It may require some workarounds only for those users who want to use the Delta files, as they will not see the new Coronavirus content from March 2020. 
    2. They should therefore use one of the following methods to update:
      1. The best approach is to first apply the March 2020 Interim Release Delta files, and after that apply the July 2020 Release Delta files.
      2. Use the Snapshot files to update to July 2020 - this approach will also be supported going forward, for all future releases (even once we move to continuous delivery)
      3. Use a new Rollup Delta package that we will publish alongside the July 2020 Release:
        1. This July 2020 Rollup Delta package would be a separate resource with clear documentation.  It would include all changes since January 2020, with the actual, official effectiveTime. Therefore all of the new Corona content would have an effectiveTime of 20200309. The rest of the content will have an effectiveTime of 20200731.

        2. This rollup package would include instructions on how to cope with multiple effectiveTimes (per componentID), as this will be a necessary feature of rollup Delta files) - for example if a concept has been added in March 2020, and then inactivated in July 2020, both records will exist in the same Delta file for this rollup period.

        3. We may also use this Rollup package as an opportunity to trial the new proposal for the Delta file naming conventions - containing the effectiveTime of BOTH the current Delta, and also the release that the Delta is taken from - for example, if a Delta is from Jan 2020 to March 2020:

            1.  sct2_Concept_Delta_INT_20200131_20200309.txt 


  3. This proposal ensures that both deltas are consistent, and this therefore a) preserves RF2 protocols, and b) pushes forward the preparations for continuous delivery.

Please see the early visibility page here for full details of these and other changes for upcoming releases:  July 2020 Early Visibility Release Notice - Planned changes to upcoming SNOMED International Release packages


PLEASE PROVIDE ANY FEEDBACK ON THIS PROPOSAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, IN ORDER TO FACILITATE COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING FOR THE JULY 2020 RELEASE - thanks!


Kind regards

Andrew Atkinson


Dear SNOMED CT and MedDRA users,

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Alpha test/review of the maps between SNOMED CT and MedDRA. We realise that times are difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic and hope you and your loved ones are keeping well.

The April 2020 Alpha release of the SNOMED CT MedDRA Simple Map package is now available from the MLDS distribution site.

The ALPHA release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings, or distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties at this time.  

This Alpha release provides organizations an opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation of the SNOMED CT MedDRA Simple Map package, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International.  

This release is dependent upon, and should therefore be evaluated in the context of the January 2019 SNOMED CT International Edition.

All files distributed for the April 2020 Alpha release are available from the “April 2020 ALPHA Release v0.1” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT MedDRA Simple Map package” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here (please ensure that you login to MLDS first): 

The SNOMED CT Alpha release is distributed in a zipped archive file in the official RF2 format as follows (the Release Notes are located separately in the same repository as normal):

  • xSnomedCT_SNOMEDMedDRAMapPackage_ALPHA_20200401T120000Z.zip

The SNOMED CT Alpha Release Notes can also be accessed online:

If you do not have access to MLDS, please request the Alpha release package by contacting the Release Management Team by email (info@snomed.org), with the subject "Release Management Team - SNOMED CT MedDRA Simple Map package April 2020 ALPHA release access request".

SNOMED International and ICH/MedDRA MSSO, together with regulatory and industry partners, developed the SNOMED CT to MedDRA and MedDRA to SNOMED CT maps as part of the WEB-RADR 2 project, funded by the EU’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The maps represent new products for both organisations’ user communities and wider stakeholder groups and, therefore, SNOMED International is actively seeking feedback during the Alpha review period on the quality of the maps, both from a content and technical aspect, as well as feedback on specific use cases.

Feedback should be sent jointly to info@snomed.org and mssohelp@meddra.org. The Test/Review protocol document (https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=106701647) provides guidance on the type of feedback the two parties would like to receive. In addition, the Mapping Conventions document (https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+MedDRA+Simple+Map+package+ALPHA+Mapping+Conventions+-+April+2020) should form part of the feedback.

Feedback should be sent as soon as possible, but no later than the 30th September 2020.

Please download and use the following form to provide feedback to both parties:

When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported.  The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Production release.  Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritized by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for the Production release or as part of a future release.  

If you have any questions about the April 2020 Alpha release, or have difficulties downloading this file, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “April 2020 SNOMED CT MedDRA Simple Map package Alpha release question” in the subject line. 


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The Production release of the March 2020 SNOMED CT® Interim International Edition is now available to everyone, from the MLDS distribution site.

This INTERIM International Edition Release has been created as part of the ongoing global effort to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak, and as such includes the updated Coronavirus descriptions for Members and implementers. This is a full International Edition Release package containing changes to the content detailed in the news item (https://www.snomed.org/news-and-events/articles/changes-coronavirus-descriptions) under the following conditions:

- following SNOMED International's critical incident policy, there will NOT be a recall of the January release, simply an update in response to international renaming, to ensure that SNOMED CT is current when assisting with the global Coronavirus effort
- implementers are encouraged to update to the new edition, however, they are NOT obliged to do so as the concept modelling and identifiers are not being modified
- the entirety of these changes will also be incorporated into the upcoming July 2020 International Edition Release

Following the announcement from WHO regarding the Emergency use of ICD-10 codes for the COVID-19 disease outbreak, the ICD-10 map records have also been updated - please see the Release Notes (linked below) for full details of the additional records.

All files distributed for the March 2020 International Edition are available from the “March 2020 - v1.0 *INTERIM RELEASE*” version in the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED 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:

  • SnomedCT_InternationalRF2_PRODUCTION_20200309T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20200309.pdf”) can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version, or 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 - http://www.snomed.org/members/.

Please refresh your memory of all changes to this release (and future releases), as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/July+2020+Early+Visibility+Release+Notice+-+Planned+changes+to+upcoming+SNOMED+International+Release+packages and in the Release Notes.


If you have any questions about the March 2020 International Edition or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “March 2020 International Edition release question” in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 





Dear all,

The Production release of the January 2020 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to everyone, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the January 2020 International Edition are available from the “January 2020 - v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED 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:

  • SnomedCT_InternationalRF2_PRODUCTION_20200131T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20200131.pdf”) can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version, or 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 - http://www.snomed.org/members/.

Please refresh your memory of all changes to this release (and future releases), as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/January+2020+Early+Visibility+Release+Notices+-+Planned+changes+to+upcoming+SNOMED+International+Release+packages and in the Release Notes in sections "Technical updates" and "Resolved Issues" (where all changes to the final Production package made throughout the Alpha, Beta and Member Release cycles are logged).

In response to urgent requests from Member countries, new content has been added to the January 2020 release since the Members Release for the 2019 novel coronavirus. The following new concepts have been added for the January 2020 release:0 release:

  • 840539006|Disease caused by 2019 novel coronavirus (disorder)|
  • 840534001|2019 novel coronavirus vaccination (procedure)|
  • 840544004|Suspected disease caused by 2019 novel coronavirus (situation)|
  • 840536004|Antigen of 2019 novel coronavirus (substance)|
  • 840535000|Antibody to 2019 novel coronavirus (substance)|
  • 840533007|2019 novel coronavirus (organism)|
  • 840546002|Exposure to 2019 novel coronavirus (event)|

These concepts all have an additional synonym of 'Wuhan coronavirus' to aid searchability.

If you have any questions about the January 2020 International Edition or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2020 International Edition release question” in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear Members,

The Member release of the January 2020 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members only, from the MLDS distribution site.

The January 2020 International Edition should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees, or any third parties until its public release date on 31st January 2020. 

All files distributed to SNOMED International Members for the January 2020 International Edition are available from the  “January 2020 v1.0 MEMBER” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

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

  • SnomedCT_InternationalRF2_MEMBER_20200131T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes are separate 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_20200131_MEMBER.pdf

Please refer to the attached Member Release Notes document for details of changes made following the Beta Release published on 6th December 2019.  This document can also be accessed online here:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+January+2020+International+Edition+-+SNOMED+International+Member+Release+notes

The latest version of the SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+January+2020+International+Edition+-+SNOMED+International+Release+notes

Please refresh your memory of all changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/January+2020+Early+Visibility+Release+Notices+-+Planned+changes+to+upcoming+SNOMED+International+Release+packages, and in the Release Notes in section "Technical updates".  

If you have any questions about the January 2020 International Edition Member release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2020 International Edition Member release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager


doc_MemberReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20200131.pdf

Dear Members, 

The Beta release of the January 2020 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members only, from the MLDS distribution site.

This Beta release provides Member organizations an opportunity to perform a technical evaluation of the core SNOMED CT® files, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International, before the International Edition is distributed to Members by 31st December 2019.  The public release of the International Edition to Affiliate licensees will take place on 31st January 2020.  Please note that this Beta Release should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties before this date.  The BETA release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings. 

When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported.  The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Member release.  Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritized by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for the Member release or as part of a future International Edition release.  Although all feedback will be carefully reviewed, there should be no expectation that any non-technical issues will be addressed prior to the distribution of the Member release.  

Feedback on the Beta release files will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 13th December 2019 – although SNOMED International Members are urged to submit their findings as early as possible.

All files distributed to SNOMED International Members for the January 2020 International Edition are available from the  “January 2020 v0.1 BETA” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

          https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT International Edition contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive (the Release Notes are located separately in the same repository as normal):

  • xSnomedCT_InternationalRF2_BETA_20200131T120000Z.zip

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

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+January+2020+International+Edition+-+SNOMED+International+Release+notes

Please see the Technical Updates section (3) of the Release Notes, plus the following Early Visibility confluence page, to remind yourselves of all of the important upcoming changes in this release, both technical and content: 

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/January+2020+Early+Visibility+Release+Notices+-+Planned+changes+to+upcoming+SNOMED+International+Release+packages

If you have any questions about the January 2020 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading this file, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2020 International Edition Beta release question” in the subject line. 


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all, 

The Production release of the July 2019 SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “July 2019 v1.0 (Nursing Activities refset)” version in the “SNOMED CT Nursing refset packages - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_NursingActivities_PRODUCTION_20191030T120000Z.zip

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

  • doc_SnomedCT-NursingActivities-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20190731.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+Nursing+Activities+Reference+Set+Release+Notes+-+July+2019

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

If you have any questions about the July 2019 SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2019 SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all, 

The Production release of the July 2019 SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “July 2019 v1.0 (Nursing Health Issues refset)” version in the “SNOMED CT Nursing refset packages - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_NursingHealthIssues_PRODUCTION_20191030T120000Z.zip

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

  • doc_SnomedCT-NursingHealthIssues-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20190731.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+Nursing+Health+Issues+Reference+Set+Release+Notes+-+July+2019

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

If you have any questions about the July 2019 SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2019 SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,  

The Production release of the October 2019 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition is now available to everyone from the MLDS distribution site.  This release contains the Spanish language version of the July 2019 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed for the October 2019 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition are available from the “October 2019 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT Spanish package - Edición en Español” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

          https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition Production release is distributed as a single zipped file archive:  

  • SnomedCT_SpanishRelease-es_PRODUCTION_20191031T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes and Starter Guide have been separated from the Spanish Edition package, and can be viewed online on SNOMED International’s Release Management Confluence website:

The Release Notes have also been published as a .pdf file alongside the release package, in the same MLDS repository. 

The Release Packaging format has been updated to bring it in line with the SNOMED CT International Edition standards, so there may be changes to both file naming conventions and the package contents themselves.  Please see the Readme file for details of any new naming conventions and file structures, and the Release Notes for further details.

If you have any questions about the October 2019 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition Production release, or have difficulties downloading the files, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “October 2019 Spanish Edition Production release” in the subject line.

Kind regards,

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all, 

The Production release of the July 2019 SNOMED CT® General Practitioner/Family Practitioner (GP/FP) Reference Sets package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

This package may be distributed to Affiliate Licensees and third parties at any time, within the relevant licensing restrictions.  The Production release of the SNOMED CT® General Practitioner/Family Practitioner (GP/FP) Reference Sets package is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the July 2019 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed are available from the  “July 2019 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT GP/FP Refset package - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® GP/FP Reference Sets package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_GPFP_PRODUCTION_20191030T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the release package, and so can be downloaded as a distinct pdf file from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-GPFP-Production-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20190731.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online from the following page:

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

Please note:  SNOMED International have undertaken a review of a number of the derivative products over the past two years (including the GP/FP refset and the map to ICPC-2), in order to gather updated requirements and evidence of usage. This has included reaching out to Members, clinical groups, other stakeholders as well as those who have downloaded either the GP/FP refset or the map to ICPC-2, and we were unable to find anyone who is using the SNOMED CT to ICPC-2 map.  In addition, in discussions with WONCA, they have confirmed that ICPC-2 is no longer being maintained by them as they are now focusing on producing and releasing ICPC-3.  They see no use case for maintaining the current mapping and recommended that the January 2019 release should be the last one containing ICPC-2 updates.

On the basis of these discussions and investigations, a decision was taken jointly with Wonca to deprecate the map.  SNOMED International have therefore inactivated all ICPC-2 map records in the current release package, ceased publishing the ICPC-2 release notes, and removed references to ICPC-2 in package naming conventions.

If you have any questions about the July 2019 SNOMED CT® GP/FP Reference Sets package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2019 SNOMED CT® GP/FP Reference Sets package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager