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Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) SNOMED request form
Before you start
This form is to specifically request new ECDS SNOMED codes or request an amend to existing ECDS SNOMED codes.
Do not use this form to submit general ECDS queries and any non-code related queries. General queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before submitting any requests using the form
Please read the following
- if you are submitting a suggestion for a new diagnosis, please review the list of diagnosis terms available in the ECDS support and guidance to check if a code already exists.
- you can also access historic requests through the ECDS query log. Before you submit a request, please use this tool to establish if a similar query has been previously received and reviewed.
- if there is a generic code which already covers the diagnosis you may want to use this higher level code before submitting a detailed diagnosis description.
- requests will be logged and then reviewed by the ECDS Technical Committee, who meet quarterly. The Technical Committee will decide whether to include or decline the request
What you can use this form for
The diagnosis does not exist in the ECDS data set
There is no generic high level code which will cover the disease
There is a generic high level code and you wish to submit a more detailed diagnosis description for consideration
What you should not use this form for
General ECDS queries
Purely a symptom, for example chest pain. Symptoms are coded in the Chief Complaint list
The diagnosis already exists in the ECDS data set
A generic higher level code already exists which will cover the diagnosis, for example neurological condition
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