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  • UTL release v0.9.0

    Dear all,

    In line with the NHS Digital Pathology and Diagnostics Product Roadmap we are pleased to announce that version 0.9.0 of the Unified Test List has now been published in human-readable form on our collaboration space.

    This release includes updates to the following domains:

    • Microbiology Antigen tests (48)
    • Microbiology Culture tests (203)
    • Gram stain (1) - for consultation
    • Quality Improvements across all domains (1300+)

    UTL now has 4232 SNOMED CT concepts in total split into 3878 Reportable and 354 Requestable.

    The Human readable release can be found here. A Machine-readable release will be published week commencing 16th August.  Both versions will contain the same content.

    An overview presentation of the release content is available to view here.

    Please note, the columns for the attributes including substance, property and specimen are included in the release files purely for information. Please use the links below to access the updated supporting documentation:

     Please provide feedback via: 

    As a Pathology and Diagnostics stakeholder, you will have received an invitation for a kick-off meeting and workshop, on 13th August and 25th August respectively, where the team will provide an overview of the release and aim to address any feedback received.

    Kind regards,

    National Pathology and Diagnostics

    NHS Digital

    By Chris Hood 1 year ago

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  • UTL v 0.4.0 Release Announcement

     

    Dear all,

    At the recent `Information Sharing Sessions` in London, we consulted you on two aspects of the UTL Beta Release.

     

    • Release Schedule - you can find our proposed release schedule within the composite slide set from the events here
    • Human/Beta Readable Release Format - you expressed an interest in receiving a non-HTML version

    Based on your feedback, we have now produced a text only version of the UTL Beta content, which is provided in `tab delimited format`.  We are also proposing a schema specification of the Beta Release Format. This is outlined in the `UTL_Beta_Release_Format_Schema_Guide.pdf` file that is included in the UTL package. Please note that the UTL will also continue to be published in official standard format (SNOMED CT Release Format 2) via TRUD.

    The UTL package, draft editorial principles and product description can be found on our UTL page here

     

    Please share your feedback with us by sending feedback to pathologyanddiagnostics@nhs.net

    By Chris Hood 2 years ago

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  • UTL v0.3.0 Released - October 2019

    As noted in our recent blog post, we have been refining our approach to developing the Unified Test List (UTL), and have been focussing on Improvements in the background to increase both the frequency and scale of releases.

    We are pleased to announce that the UTL v0.3.0 update has now been published both in human-readable form  on our Pathology collaborative workspace and as a Pathology and Laboratory Medicine SNOMED CT RF2 In Development extension module on TRUD  alongside the main UK SNOMED CT Edition.

    The UTL now includes over 1600 items, with more than 720 concepts added in this release with a particular emphasis on allergens.

    Feedback, comments and questions on the data format, content construction and coverage, and also on the content model are all welcome. We are keen to work with interested parties on improving the coverage and quality of the UTL.

    We have established a discussion forum with separate threads on the UTL page of the Pathology and Diagnostics collaboration site  to collect general feedback and questions on the UTL release as a whole.

    Feedback on specific items (concepts) in the human-readable review package for UTL is simple as there is a feedback link on each item in both the full view and the list of changes in the package that will pre-populate a feedback email with the concept ID information.

    Note: The Discussion forum requires users to register for an account with us in order to be able to contribute to the discussions .To do so, please email pathologyanddiagnostics@nhs.net with an access request.

    If you would like to send feedback to us directly without registering for the forum you can also contact us via our mailbox: pathologyanddiagnostics@nhs.net

    Kind regards

    National Pathology and Diagnostics

    By Chris Hood 3 years ago

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  • Unified Test List version 0.2 released - October 2019

    In our June 2019 Newsletter we informed you that a human readable version of the Unified Test list (V 0.13) had been published on our Pathology and Diagnostics collaboration site.

    The UTL was also published as part of the biannual SNOMED CT release on TRUD as a technical refset artefact for download. (note: not available as a separate download). This was available to TRUD subscribers as part of the 1/6/2019 (27.0) biannual release.

    (Refset ID: 999004541000000101 UTL (Unified Test List) result observables simple reference set)

    Since this last update we have refined our approach to developing the UTL:

    Using the Trusts test lists that have been kindly provided, we have identified a pattern of information for blood sciences, aligned with information required for the Data Model and in this release cycle have been adding new content by category e.g. amino acids, sugars and ratios.

    We have also been focussing on other improvements in the background to increase the scale of output going forward

    We are pleased to announce that the human readable October 2019 release of the UTL is now available to view on the UTL page of our collaborative workspace here

    As mentioned  in our September newsletter we have also now published the UTL as a  Pathology and Laboratory Medicine SNOMED CT RF2 beta extension module on TRUD  

    alongside the main UK SNOMED CT Edition to enable access to the codes that you need and allow more frequent releases as required.

    Feedback, comments and questions on file format, actual content construction and coverage, and also on the content model are all most welcome and we will happily work with you on improving specific aspects of the product.

    We have established a discussion forum with separate threads on the UTL page of the Pathology and Diagnostics collaboration site  to collect general feedback and questions on the UTL release as a whole.

    Note: The Discussion forum requires users to register for an account with us in order to be able to contribute to the discussions .To do so, please email pathologyanddiagnostics@nhs.net with an access request.

    If you would like to send feedback to us directly without registering for the forum you can also contact us via our mailbox: pathologyanddiagnostics@nhs.net.

    In addition to the above we are also trialling a mechanism to allow users to easily send feedback or questions to us on a specific UTL concept, via a link on each item in the downloadable HTML-format review copy of the UTL. Please download the 0.2 review file from the Pathology and Diagnostics collaboration space and use the “feedback link” displayed against each line item in the HTML documents within the review package zip file.

    By Chris Hood 3 years ago

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