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SNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology April 2022 Release

Published 22 April 2022

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the April combined release of SNOMED CT® AU[1] and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

The latest Release Note and all release files (RF2 bundlereference sets) can be downloaded from the ACCESS tab.

Important Information

The SNOMED International January update has not yet been included in our release. SNOMED International have recently moved to a monthly release schedule and we are in the process of reviewing the changes and will notify you when and how often we plan to include these changes. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us by emailing [email protected]

Upcoming Events

HL7 New Zealand & HL7 Australia are hosting a Connectathon on 27-28 April 2022. There will be streams focusing on terminology services, which are a great opportunity for software developers to learn more about HL7 FHIR and national infrastructure supporting terminology, and start developing or testing out your current FHIR developments. Register here for this free event and contact for more information.

Where can I find technical guides and other resources?

All SNOMED CT AU and AMT documentation, including technical and implementation guides, is freely available for download from the NCTS Document Library without registering or logging in. However, if you are a registered user we recommend that you log in before downloading any material so that we can better target our communications to you, based on the resources that you have downloaded.

Terminology browsers

Shrimp[3] is available online at Search both SNOMED CT‑AU and AMT content, or browse the hierarchies by selecting the latest version of “SNOMED Clinical Terms Australian Extension” in the drop-down menu.


Development by the NCTS relies on the input and cooperation of the Australian healthcare community. We value your feedback and encourage questions, comments, or suggestions about our products. You can contact us by completing the online support request form, emailing [email protected], or calling 1300 901 001.

Thank you for your continued support.

"SNOMED" and "SNOMED CT" are registered trademarks of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).

[1] "SNOMED" and "SNOMED CT" are registered trademarks of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).
[2] FHIR is a registered trademark of Health Level Seven International. 
[3] Shrimp was developed by the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC). 

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