Following recommendation by the Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI), the Department of Health has provided authority to publish the SCCI0052 Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) information standard under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. This information standard was formerly approved by the Standards Board for Health and Social Care (ISB). SCCI published the updated SCCI0052 information standard in April 2017; it is a conversion from the original ISB 0052 information standard.
The information standard is a dictionary for use in the National Health Service (NHS) of medicines licensed in the United Kingdom. The scope of the standard in terms of content is for medicines only; medical devices/appliances are currently excluded in terms of complying with the Standard although users can use all the content within dm+d should it support their needs.
The primary purpose is to support interoperability. Therefore electronic systems that exchange or share information about medicines relating directly to a patient’s care must conform to the standard by using dm+d identifiers and descriptions when transferring information.
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