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The Snomed training (England and Wales) and Read training (Scotland) establishes the baseline knowledge for the Note Summarising course.

The course will raise confidence, eliminates the most common mistakes with a simple to use structure, and will improve the quality of the coding in the practice, making for more accurate computerised information, better searches, recalls, QoF (England and Wales).

It uses simple to use structures that all coders, whether new or experienced, will benefit from.




  • To examine the reasons for coding
  • Snomed Concepts (England and Wales) or Read Concepts (Scotland)
  • Explaining how concepts can be used to increase accuracy.
  • To explain searching techniques for coding
  • To develop an understanding of common coding errors and how to make good
  • Showing how common Read terms map into Snomed
  • Snomed  and Read search browsers
  • To concentrate on improving data quality by correct coding

Who Should Attend?

  • Summarisers and Coders
  • Managers who wish to develop a better overview of coding
  • Nurses/GPs who wish to develop insight into coding

How Long Is The Course?

This is a half day (3 hour) course

Delegate Feedback

Snomed and Read Coding
Northumberland CCG - 7th June 2022

13 delegates completed evaluations, each scoring 4 domains out of 6

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