Gemscript drug code to SNOMED/ DM+D code lookup

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Dear Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency,

Can you provide a lookup table for all the Gemscript drug codes (used in CPRD) to SNOMED/ DM+D codes?

An ideal format would be:
Product Name Gemscript Code, SNOMED/ DM+D code
Lactulose 3.35g/5ml Oral solution 63906020 317574008

Yours faithfully,

A. Gibney

MHRA Customer Services, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Our Ref: FOI 20/307


Dear A Gibney,

RE: REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your enquiry which we received on 27 July 2020.

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MHRA Customer Service Centre

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PU
Telephone 020 3080 6000

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FOI 20/307

Dear A. Gibney,

Thank you for your information request, dated 27th July 2020, where you asked:

Can you provide a lookup table for all the Gemscript drug codes (used in CPRD) to SNOMED/ DM+D codes?

An ideal format would be:

Product Name Gemscript Code, SNOMED/ DM+D code
Lactulose 3.35g/5ml Oral solution 63906020 317574008

I am pleased to provide you with the information requested in the attached .txt file.

However, this is not the full Gemscript drug dictionary, but is limited to products that have been prescribed at least once by a CPRD GOLD contributing GP practice (as of the latest build of the database: July 2020). There are also some drugs for which a Gemscript code exists, but we have not received the dm+d equivalent.

The Freedom of Information Act only entitles you access to information – the information supplied is subject to Crown copyright, and there are some restrictions on its re-use. For information on the reproduction or re-use of MHRA information, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

If you have a query about the information provided, please reply to this email.

Yours sincerely,

MHRA Customer Service Centre

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PU Telephone 020 3080 6000

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