NHS England is calling on GPs to use an initial set of SNOMED CT codes to support the management of the long-term effects of Covid-19.
GPs are being urged to use the codes to help improve understanding of the condition and develop better treatments and care pathways.
The codes correspond to:
The set of SNOMED CT codes was developed in conjunction with NICE, RCGP and SIGN – who have published guidance (including case definitions) on the management of the long-term effects of COVID 19 – along with NHS England and the Professional Records Standards Body.
NHS England said: ‘Knowledge about Long COVID is currently limited and evolving; the more we can use these codes, the more understanding we’re likely to gain over time.’
Further details on the codes are available on the NHS Digital SNAP update here.
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