SNOMED was scheduled to be implemented by 1 April 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties surrounding implementation meant that this was not possible. With practices in England now open for face to face treatments, attention is turning back to some of the issues facing the profession before lockdown and the NHS have advised to begin using SNOMED mapped service codes as of 01/09/2021.
NHS Guidance can be found here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/digitaltechnology/digital-primary-care/snomed-ct/
SNOMED CT can be enabled via Configure, Practice settings from EXACT version 13.82 or above.
Users will need to log out and back into EXACT before you will see the full SNOMED functionality working.
NHS Courses Only
SNOMED will now only be requested when charting NHS courses of treatment. Providers can still add SNOMED codes to other treatment, but this is outside the normal workflow. If your practice wants to be prompted to apply SNOMED codes to non NHS treatments this can be enabled by changing the setting (Configure, Settings) snomed.NHSonly to '0'.