Read Codes to Snomed CT


An online presented webinar which covers the basic to intermediate theory of Electronic Patient Note Summarising. You will learn how to pick out the salient points and important medical history to be recorded; and the process for doing so. This course does not cover Cancer coding; as this is a more advanced course; but is useful for anyone already summarising who has been self-taught; or anyone beginning to learn how to summarise a patients notes.

This course is for anyone who is summarising, or going to summarise, patients medical records, either from a Lloyd George Folder, or a GP2GP upload, as well as anyone who spends time checking the note entries in the patients notes.

It is not essential, but it is advisable to have previously attended our other clinical courses first, particularly:

  • Medical Terminology and Body Systems
  • Read Codes to Snomed Codes

It is useful to have a basic working knowledge of the clinical software used by your GP Practice, which could either be Emis Web, SystmOne or Vision.

Upcoming course:

12th May 2pm, 1 hour




Available CPD Credits:

2 hours

Delivery Method:
Microsoft Teams

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the transition from Read Codes to Snomed CT, including the historical context and the rationale for the shift in coding systems within healthcare.
  • Explore the structural differences between Read and Snomed hierarchies and learn how to effectively transition between them for accurate medical documentation.
  • Develop the ability to utilize online resources and tools to support the ongoing use and understanding of Snomed CT in clinical settings.
  • Enhance skills in searching for and applying the correct Snomed CT codes within GP Clinical Systems, improving the accuracy and completeness of
  • Electronic Health Records.
  • Acquire CPD points and advance professional development by deepening your knowledge and competency in the latest healthcare coding standards.

What You’ll Receive:

  • In-depth knowledge of the evolution from Read Codes to Snomed CT and its significance in modern healthcare documentation.
  • Improved capability in accurate medical coding, leading to better patient record management and potential increases in QOF points.
  • CPD accreditation for participation, along with a certificate upon successful completion of the course, contributing to professional growth and development.

Course Requirements:

  • Delegates should commit to attending the full Workshop/Course
  • Delegates should be able to complete any pre course requisite questionnaire, tasks and/or Action Plans throughout the course as required
  • Delegate should have protected time to attend Workshop

IT Requirements:

  • Online internet access essential to attend course
  • Headphones so as to hear presenter clearly and not disturb colleagues
  • Delegate should be reasonably IT Confident and be aware/confident of any software used in their everyday role
  • Delegate should have access to a Lap Top or Desk Top Computer, printer and any other equipment needed as part of the course requirements
  • A quiet workspace away from areas of heavy footfall