Reminder to use Long COVID SNOMED CT codes

An initial set of SNOMED CT codes to support the management of the long term effects of COVID-19 were recently made available. Knowledge about Long COVID is currently limited and evolving; therefore, it is important that we increase the use of these codes where appropriate so that further insight can be gained.   

The codes correspond to diagnostic categories, referral and signposting, assessment instruments and outcome measures, and community care and self care options. Please note that the codes begin ‘post-COVID’ as opposed to ‘Long COVID’, when searching for them. Further guidance on the management of the long-term effects of COVID-19 is available from both NICE and NHS England and NHS Improvement.