The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d).
For more information, visit our pages on nhsbsa.nhs.uk.
If you have any issues with the data within the NHSBSA releases, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHSBSA dm+d and NHSBSA dm+d Supplementary releases are scheduled weekly on Mondays. On Bank Holiday Mondays the release should be available for download on the Monday. However, it's possible it might not be available until the next working day. The release emails will always be sent the next working day.
NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) in a vendor-neutral format.
For further details see the NHS Prescription Services pages.
dm+d supplementary files. The NHSBSA maintains a list of ATC classification and BNF codes, linked to products prescribed in Primary Care. They are not an officially endorsed dm+d product and are provided for their own business purposes.
This application can be used to read the NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices weekly release (NHSBSA dm+d) XML files and convert the content into both Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and CSV (comma separated value) files. The tool has a number of dependencies:
The NHSBSA dm+d release is not included with the tool and must be downloaded separately.
NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) test file. Provides early sight to system suppliers and developers of changes to dm+d.
Short webinars (each no longer than 5-10minutes) have been developed providing information about the NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) and the SNOMED CT UK Drug Extension
1) Introduction to dm+d. This short 10 minute webinar provides a brief introduction about dm+d, what it is and why we need it.
2) dm+d browser demonstration
This is a 10 minute demonstration of the BSA dm+d browser. As well as demonstrating how to use the browser to search for medicines and devices, it also gives you a good insight into the 5 box dm+d model and what additional information is associated with each description
3) Downloading dm+d and SNOMED CT UK Drug Extension files from the TRUD server
This short 10 minute webinar demonstrates how to locate and download the dm+d and SNOMED CT Extension files from the TRUD server.
4) dm+d 5 box model unravelled.
This short webinar will give you further insight into the 5 box model and how each box within the model and its associated attributes support various uses such as prescribing, dispensing and recoding of medicines information.