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SNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology August 2020 Release

Published 21 August 2020

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the August combined release of SNOMED CT®-AU1 and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

Important Information

Third party reference sets

The following new reference sets are now available to support systems with the identification of the AMT Trade Product Unit of Use (TPUU) and Containered Trade Product Pack (CTPP) concepts that are reportable within South Australia and Queensland for Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs (ERRCD) requirements;

  • South Australia reportable Schedule 4 trade medications reference set.
  • Queensland Health QScript Schedule 4 monitored medicines reference set.

These complement the existing Tasmania and Victoria reportable Schedule 4 trade medications reference sets and the Schedule 8 medications reference set.

The full description of each reference set can be viewed by selecting it within Reference Sets from the ACCESS tab.

Document Library update

The following document has been added to the Document Library:

Please refer to the NCTS Document Library Release Note v2.22 in Recent Updates for further details.


SNOMED CT-AU inclusive of the Australian Medicines Terminology is updated monthly and is available to download for free to registered license holders. To register for an account please go to the registration page.

Licensing terms can be found here.


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.

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

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