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SNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology September 2020 Release

Published 23 September 2020

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the September 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

List of Medicines for Brand Consideration reference set
Produced by the Australian Government Department of Health, this reference set enables software vendors to identify AMT Medicinal Product Unit of Use (MPUU) and Medicinal Product Pack (MPP) concepts associated with the List of Medicines for Brand Consideration (LMBC) 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.

Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs
The following reference sets have been expanded to include AMT Medicinal Product Unit of Use (MPUU) and Medicinal Product Pack (MPP). Only the refset content has been expanded with no change to the existing format and the word ‘trade’ has been removed from the refset name.

  • Schedule 8 medications;
  • South Australia reportable Schedule 4 medications;
  • Tasmania reportable Schedule 4 medications;
  • Victoria reportable Schedule 4 medications; and
  • Queensland Health QScript Schedule 4 monitored medicines

The full description of the above reference sets 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 v2.23 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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