Secondary Care Medicines Data (SCMD) - Mar 2021

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Data Dictionary

Column Title Type Description
YEAR_MONTH Year and Month as YYYY-MM string

The year followed by the month of when the medicines were issued. For example: 2019-01

ODS_CODE Organisation Data Service Code string

The Trust's Organisation Data Service Code (ODS), for example R1A. Look up files are provided and maintained by NHS Digital, for example see: Trusts under https://digital.nhs.uk/services/organisation-data-service/data-downloads/other-nhs-organisations.

VMP_SNOMED_CODE Virtual Medicinal Product (VMP) SNOMED Code integer

The Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) Virtual Medicinal Product's (VMP) SNOMED code. For example: 322236009

VMP_PRODUCT_NAME Virtual Medicinal Product (VMP) Product Name string

The Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) Virtual Medicinal Product's Name. For example: Paracetamol 500mg tablets.

UNIT_OF_MEASURE_IDENTIFIER Unit of Measure Identifier integer

The unit of measure for the VMP quantity's SNOMED code, or the value 3314211000001106 if there is no value. For example: 428673006.

UNIT_OF_MEASURE_NAME Unit of Measure name string

The Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) unit of measure name for unit of measure identifier, unit dose form unit, or 'no value' if unknown. For example: tablet.

TOTAL_QUANITY_IN_VMP_UNIT Total Quantity in the Virtual Medicinal Product (VMP) Unit float

The total quantity of medicines issued in Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) unit dose form unit that the Virtual Medicinal Product (VMP) is defined, rounded to 2 decimal places. For example: 20.