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SNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology May 2021 Release

Published 24 May 2021

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

Important Information

List of Excluded Medicinal Items reference set

The List of Excluded Medicinal Items reference set supports the identification of AMT MPUU and MPP concepts associated with the List of Excluded Medicinal Items (LEMI) under The National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment (Active Ingredient Prescribing) Regulations 2019 and The Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes (Electronic Prescriptions and Active Ingredient Prescribing) Amendment Instrument 2019. This reference set can be used by prescribing software vendors to identify medicinal items listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme that are excluded from the Active Ingredient Prescribing requirements.

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

RCPA - Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer FHIR Reference Sets 

This new bundle contains draft FHIR reference set resources developed and owned by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australaisa (RCPA), and includes:

  • RCPA SPRC Cervical Cancer FHIR Reference Set dv001
  • RCPA SPRC Colorectal Cancer FHIR Reference Set dv001
  • RCPA SPRC Endometrial Cancer FHIR Reference Set dv001
  • RCPA SPRC Carcinoma of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Site FHIR Reference Set dv001
  • RCPA SPRC Polypectomy and Local Resections of the Colorectum FHIR Reference Set dv001

For more information and to access these resources please refer to the RCPA - Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer FHIR Reference Sets Release Note in the RCPA section from the ACCESS tab.


The next online Australian Clinical Terminology User Group (AuCT-UG) meeting is scheduled for 8 June 11am - 12.30pm (AEST). Presentations include:

  • My Health Record enhancements & Clinical Vaccine Integrated Platform - COVID-19 vaccine rollout (Agency)
  • Mappings of SNOMED CT-AU to the ICD-10-AM COVID-19 emergency use codes (IHPA)
  • ICD-11 update (AIHW)
  • SNOMED CT / AMT updates (Agency)

Further information, including meeting documentation and online discussion forums, is available to members via the Australian Clinical Terminology User Group Collaborative Space. If you are not yet a member and keen to be involved, please forward an expression of interest to [email protected].


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.

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

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