NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices

The NHS dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) is a dictionary containing unique identifiers and associated textual descriptions for medicines and medical devices.

Description

The NHS dictionary of medicines and devices  (dm+d) is a dictionary containing unique identifiers and associated textual descriptions for medicines and medical devices. It has been developed for use throughout the NHS as a means of uniquely identifying the specific medicines and devices used in the diagnosis and treatment of PATIENTS.

Data within dm+d  is also used to populate the UK Drug Extension; the drug extension then includes relationships into the full UK Edition of SNOMED CT ® to items such as products and substances. Further details on these two products can be found on the NHS Digital  website at:  Terminology and Classifications.

The codes used to identify dm+d  concepts are of the same form as those used in SNOMED CT ® and thus conform to the same specification.

For further information on the NHS dictionary of medicines and devices, see the NHS Business Services Authority  website at: Dictionary of Medicines and Devices.

Also Known As

This Supporting information is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Full name NHS dictionary of medicines and devices
Short name dm+d

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY DRUG (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Supporting Information Clinical Coding Introduction references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element DM+D CODE references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Attribute DM+D TAXONOMY CODE references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element DRUG NAME (HIGH COST TARIFF EXCLUDED DRUG) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element FORMULA MILK OR MILK FORTIFIER TYPE (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element HIGH COST TARIFF EXCLUDED DEVICE CODE (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element HIGH COST TARIFF EXCLUDED DRUG CODE (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element MEDICATION GIVEN DURING LABOUR (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element MEDICATION GIVEN DURING NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE DAILY CARE DATE (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element NEONATAL RESUSCITATION DRUG (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Supporting Information NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element SAMPLE ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY RESULT (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element STEROID TYPE GIVEN TO MOTHER (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element SYSTEMIC ANTI-CANCER THERAPY DRUG (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Data Element UNIT OF MEASUREMENT (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices