UK Terminology Centre

Root Definition

Provides the vocabularies used by the NHS and its providers to record clinical and related information in a standardised form.

Customers

NHS Providers and Commissioners
International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO)
NHS IT systems providers

Actors

NHS agencies (NICE, Monitor, NHS England)
Clinical research organisations
Professional bodies
IT Systems providers

Transformations

Transforms clinical requirements into terms in a terminology

Weltenshauung

Clinical recording in electronic systems must be consistent and comparable, using common vocabularies, to enable effective recording of clinical findings and interventions, to enable research, to enable decision-support.

Owner

HSCIC

Environment

Clinical care is rapidly developing
IT systems often have bespoke terminologies that are not consistent with the UKTC terminologies

Subsystems

Read 2
CTV3
SNOMED CT
dm+d (dictionary of medicines and devices)

Contribution to the problem

Read 2, CTV3 and SNOMED CT do not have an adequate set of terms to represent MBPs