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Dear all,

The Production release of the December 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the December 2023 International Edition are available from the “December 2023 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_20231201T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20231201.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  SNOMED International have now transitioned the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, along with all of the associated documentation.  This December 2023 International Edition therefore has an effectiveTime of 20231201.  All subsequent International Releases will be published on the first of each month, and so the next International Edition Release will take place on 1st January 2024.

If you have any questions about the December 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at release@snomed.org with “December 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the July 2023 SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “July 2023 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT Odontogram 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® Odontogram refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_Odontogram_PRODUCTION_20231031T120000Z.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-Odontogram-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20230731.pdf

The 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.

If you have any questions about the July 2023 SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2023 SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the July 2023 SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “July 2023 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT General Dentistry Diagnostic 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® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_GeneralDentistry_PRODUCTION_20231031T120000Z.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-GeneralDentistry-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20230731.pdf

The 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.

If you have any questions about the July 2023 SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2023 SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The Production release of the November 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the November 2023 International Edition are available from the “November 2023 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_20231101T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20231101.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  SNOMED International have now transitioned the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, along with all of the associated documentation.  This November 2023 International Edition therefore has an effectiveTime of 20231101.  All subsequent International Releases will be published on the first of each month, and so the next International Edition Release will take place on 1st December 2023.

If you have any questions about the November 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at release@snomed.org with “November 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the July 2023 SNOMED CT® International Patient Set (IPS) RF2 refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “July 2023 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT International Patient Set (IPS) RF2 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® IPS refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) format, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_IPS_PRODUCTION_20231031T120000Z.zip

In line with the new SNOMED International packaging guidelines, the Release Notes have been separated from the release package, and so can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-IPS-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20230731.pdf

The 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.

If you have any questions about the July 2023 SNOMED CT® International Patient Set (IPS) RF2 refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2023 SNOMED CT® IPS RF2 refset package release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,

The 2023 Production release of the SNOMED CT Orphanet Map package is now available from the MLDS distribution site.  This release is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the July 2023 SNOMED CT International Edition.

All files distributed for this release are available from the “July 2023 PRODUCTION Release v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT Orphanet 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 Orphanet Map release is distributed in a zipped archive file in the official RF2 format as follows:

  • SnomedCT_SNOMEDOrphanetMapPackage_PRODUCTION_20231031T120000Z.zip

In line with the SNOMED International packaging guidelines, the Release Notes are separated from the release package, and so can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version.  The 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.

If you have any questions about the Orphanet Map release, or have difficulties downloading the files, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2023 SNOMED CT Orphanet Map package Production release question” in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,

The Production release of the October 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the October 2023 International Edition are available from the “October 2023 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_20231001T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20231001.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  SNOMED International have now transitioned the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, along with all of the associated documentation.  This October 2023 International Edition therefore has an effectiveTime of 20231001.  All subsequent International Releases will be published on the first of each month, and so the next International Edition Release will take place on 1st November 2023.

If you have any questions about the October 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at release@snomed.org with “October 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,  

The Production release of the September 2023 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition is now available to everyone from the MLDS distribution site.  This release contains the Spanish language version of the July 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed for the September 2023 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition are available from the “September 2023 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_20230930T120000Z.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. 

Note:  A decision has been made to improve the delivery schedule of the Spanish Edition, by bringing the Spanish Releases closer into alignment with each of the relevant International Edition releases.  This involved the removal of the BETA feedback period from the Spanish Release schedule from the October 2023 cycle onwards, allowing us to publish the Spanish Edition a month earlier, on 31st March and 30th September each year.  This should have no impact on the quality of the final content, as we have not received any feedback on the Spanish BETA releases for several cycles.  If you have any strong objections to this proposal, however, please email us at release@snomed.org.  Otherwise this 30th September release will be the first Spanish Edition to be published on the new schedule, with the next being planned for March 2024.

If you have any questions about the September 2023 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition Production release, or have difficulties downloading the files, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “September 2023 Spanish Edition Production release” in the subject line.

Kind regards,
Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,

The Production release of the September 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the September 2023 International Edition are available from the “September 2023 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_20230901T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20230901.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  SNOMED International have now transitioned the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, along with all of the associated documentation.  This September 2023 International Edition is the first Release to be published at the start of the month, and therefore has an effectiveTime of 20230901.  All subsequent International Releases will be published on the first of each month, and so the next International Edition Release will take place on 1st October 2023.

If you have any questions about the September 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at release@snomed.org with “September 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The Production release of the July 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the July 2023 International Edition are available from the “July 2023 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_20230731T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20230731.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  Please read the notice in the Early Visibility notes in the "Technical Updates" section of the Release Notes regarding the Plan to move the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, and all of the associated information.  The July 2023 International Edition will be the final Release to be published at the end of the month - the next International Edition Release will take place on 1st September 2023.

If you have any questions about the July 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at release@snomed.org with “July 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The Production release of the June 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the June 2023 International Edition are available from the “June 2023 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_20230630T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20230630.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  Please read the notice in the Early Visibility notes in the "Technical Updates" section of the Release Notes regarding the Plan to move the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, and all of the associated information.

If you have any questions about the June 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at release@snomed.org with “June 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The May 2023 Production release of the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare) Dose Forms to SNOMED CT Map package is now available from the MLDS distribution site.

This is the first Production release of this product, and is dependent upon (and should therefore be evaluated in the context of) the January 2023 SNOMED CT International Edition.

All files distributed for the May 2023 Production release are available from the "May 2023 Production Release v1.0" version in the “EDQM Dose Forms to SNOMED CT 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 Production release is distributed in a zipped archive file in the official RF2 format as follows (the Release Notes - doc_SnomedCT-SNOMEDEDQMMapPackage-PRODUCTION-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20230531.pdf - are located separately in the same repository as normal):

  • SnomedCT_SNOMEDEDQMMapPackage_PRODUCTION_20230531T120000Z.zip

The SNOMED CT Production Release Notes and User Guide can also be accessed online:

If you have any questions about the May 2023 Production release, or have difficulties downloading this file, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “May 2023 EDQM Dose Forms to SNOMED CT Map package Production release question” in the subject line. 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

SNOMED International would like to provide you with advance notice of a proposal to improve the International Edition Release schedule, as part of our ongoing commitment to innovation and process improvement.

Currently, the monthly Release is published on the final day of the month, which causes issues for some of our community.  After significant consultation, it was agreed that these issues can be mitigated by moving the release date of each monthly International Edition package to the first of each month.

The proposed plan is to transition to this new process in September 2023, as per the following schedule:

  • 30 June 2023

  • 31 July 2023

  • 1 September 2023

  • 1 October 2023


As can be seen, during the transition we will publish the final end-of-the-month release on 31 July and then the first release in the new schedule on 1 September (one month and one day later). Subsequently, there will be a release on the first of each month.
For full details please see the Q&A blog post on this proposal.

Further confirmation will follow in Q3, however in the meantime if you have any concerns or questions on these proposed changes, please let us know by 12 June 2023, at release@snomed.org.  

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The Production release of the May 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the May 2023 International Edition are available from the "May 2023 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_20230531T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20230531.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  Please read the notice in the Early Visibility notes in the "Technical Updates" section of the Release Notes regarding the Proposal to move the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, and all of the associated information.

If you have any questions about the May 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at release@snomed.org with "May 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.  


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The Production release of the April 2023 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to all users, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the April 2023 International Edition are available from the "April 2023 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_20230430T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20230430.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 major changes to this upcoming release, as published on the Early Visibility page here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/2023+Early+Visibility+Release+Notifications, and in the Release Notes (where changes to the final Production package made throughout the Release cycle are logged).  

NOTE:  Please read the notice in the Early Visibility notes in the "Technical Updates" section of the Release Notes regarding the Proposal to move the International Monthly release date to the first of each month, and all of the associated information.

If you have any questions about the April 2023 International Edition release, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with "April 2023 International Edition release question" in the subject line.  


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager