November 29, 2022

SNOMED CT – Coding unpaid carers

Unpaid carers make a huge difference to the lives of our patients. They frequently step into reduce the burden on health and care services. If a carer becomes unwell, the needs of a cared for person often turns into an emergency presenting to primary and secondary care.

To further improve ease of identification, a new SNOMED CT code has been created to signal that a carer has a contingency plan in place for when they cannot care for a period of time.

Read more – NHSE & I (1/11/22)

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