Read 2 and CTV3

Root Definition

Read 2 and CTV3 are the vocabularies used by the GPs to record clinical and related information in a standardised form. These are antecedents to the SNOMED CT vocabulary, and the NHS strategy is to replace these with SNOMED CT.

Customers

NHS Providers and Commissioners
NHS IT systems providers

Actors

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

Transformations

Enables the recording of clinical and clinically-related information in standardised, comparable terms.

Weltenshauung

Clinical recording in electronic systems must be consistent and comparable to enable effective recording of clinical findings and interventions, to enable research, to enable decision-support. A standard terminology, used consistently, is the way to achieve this. Such a terminology should be consistent internationally.

Owner

HSCIC

Environment

Clinical care is rapidly developing
IT systems often have bespoke terminologies that are not consistent with the Read 2 and CTV3

Subsystems

None relevent

Contribution to the problem

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