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Coronavirus (COVID-19) message in SCR

To help the NHS to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic specific COVID-19 information has been added to the Summary Care Record (SCR) inclusion datatset

National standard clinical terms (SNOMED CT) specifically relating to COVID-19 could appear in the additional information fields of a patient’s SCR.  Five of the SNOMED CT commonly used terms for suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases are signposted by a yellow message box when viewing the SCR screen on the SCRa , SCR 1-Click and SCR private beta

image of yellow message box on the SCR screen the yellow message box contains the wording, COVID-19,

 

This picture shows an example of the yellow message box on the SCR screen when used on an iPad.  The yellow message box contains the wording, COVID-19.  The wording diagnosis and investigation results are hyperlinks to the COVID-19 information in the SCR.  

SCRa private beta: image of the iPad yellow message boxThis picture shows an example of the yellow message box on the SCRa private beta screen when used on an iPad.  The yellow message box contains the wording, COVID-19.  The wording diagnosis and investigation results are hyperlinks to the COVID-19 information in the SCR.  

SCRa private beta: image of desktop yellow message box

This picture shows an example of the yellow message box on the SCRa private beta screen when used on a desk top  The yellow message box contains the wording, COVID-19.  The wording diagnosis and investigation results are hyperlinks to the COVID-19 information in the SCR.  

Snomed CT Concept ID Preferred term Relevant SCR section 
1240751000000100 COVID-19 Diagnoses
1300721000000109 COVID-19 confirmed by laboratory test Diagnoses
1240581000000104 SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) RNA (ribonucleic acid) detection result positive 'Investigation Results' OR 'Clinical Observations and Findings'
1300731000000106 COVID-19 confirmed using clinical diagnostic criteria Diagnoses
1240761000000102 Suspected COVID-19 Diagnoses

 

Four of these terms relate to whether the patient has a diagnosis of confirmed COVID-19 based on laboratory test results or clinical diagnostic criteria.  The fifth term relates to whether the patient has suspected COVID-19, which will include assessments by NHS 111 telephone service.

Negative test results and other COVID-19 related information may be present on a patient’s SCR, however the yellow message box will not be displayed to signpost to this information.

Patients will be aware of their test results in advance of their GP being notified.  It will take time for the data to flow through to the GP record and the SCR. There may be occasions where the GP record and the SCR are not updated with the COVID-19 results received by individuals, for example, where it was not possible to ascertain the NHS number from the information provided to the test centre.

 

Last edited: 3 June 2020 5:16 pm