Electronic record keeping and SNOMED CT - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • https://www.england.nhs.uk/
  • NHS Digital
  • Professional Record Standards Body

About the programme

This programme aims to provide individuals with a basic understanding of why the use of a standardised language at the point of care across the NHS can provide benefits, as well as a basic introduction to SNOMED CT. It highlights the value of capturing structured data in an electronic health record versus just using narrative or unstructured eNotes.

The session covers:

  • Benefits from structured patient records
  • What is SNOMED CT
  • The need for standard clinical terms
  • Features of SNOMED CT
  • Consequences of poor data quality

SNOMED CT is a national standard (SCCI0034: SNOMED CT – NHS Digital) and a requirement for all care settings within the NHS.

Duration 30 minutes

Primary and secondary audiences

The programme is aimed at all users of electronic health records.

More information

Further resources are available at SNOMED CT –  NHS Digital

Meet the team

  • Denise Downs

    Terminology Advisory, The PRSB
  • Tracy Simmonite

    Tracy Simmonite

    Standards Implementation Manager, NHS Digital
  • Emily Grey

    Photo Standards Implementation Officer, NHS Digital
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, for Health Education England elearning for healthcare
  • Dave Beardmore

    Dave Beardmore

    Senior Project Manager for Health Education England elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Gowland

    Rachel Gowland

    Stakeholder Officer, Health Education England Technology elearning for healthcare
  • Paula Casey

    Paula Casey

    Lead Learning Designer, Health Education England elearning for healthcare
  • Runam Prasad

    Runam Prasad

    Lead Learning Designer, Health Education England elearning for healthcare
  • Alan Campbell

    Alan Campbell

    Learning Designer, Health Education England elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access any elfh programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Electronic Record Keeping and SNOMED CT programme, select the View button below.  If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Electronic Record Keeping and SNOMED CT programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Electronic Record Keeping and SNOMED CT programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Electronic Record Keeping and SNOMED CT programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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