Sure - sometimes it can feel like shouting into the abyss.
FWIW - I have converted the Scottish Read v2 list in to SNOMED and done the same for the RCGP list (both referenced above). I’ve contacted opencodelists to see if they’d like to publish them, awaiting response. If anyone would like them, just let me know, happy to share and give you an idea of how I created them. I may need to re-author in line with future SNOMED releases. Things change!
Some potential issues for anyone attempting the same:
The Read v2 to SNOMED map is no longer maintained so some maps are to retired SNOMED concepts.
For example, the Read v2 concept, ‘13ZR. - At risk of emotional/psychological abuse’ walks to 416142000 |At risk of emotional/psychological abuse (finding)| which is retired.
I can get around this by including/assessing the equivalent live concept(s) via the SNOMED historical substitution tables which in the above example are:
‘is possibly equivalent to’:
771983008 |At risk of psychological abuse (finding)|
771984002 |At risk of emotional abuse (finding)|
That comes with a warning - only use these concepts if they fit your use case.
Some mapped terms may not be equivalent for your use case.
For example: Read v2 - ‘U3M1. Neglect and abandonment, by parent’ maps to the SNOMED concept: 52684005 |Assault (event)|
SNOMED can be broader.
For example: Read v2 ‘ZV1A3 - [V]Maternal family history of drug addiction’ walks to ‘160327004 |Family history: Drug dependency (situation)|’
Maternal now relates to family.
SNOMED may have child or other concepts worth being aware of if creating a list of reference terms. Reliance on a the map may not give you complete coverage.
Read v2 - ‘13II. - Child deserted by parents’ walks to ‘266954003 |Child deserted by parents (finding)|’ which also has the child SNOMED concept: 276098002 |Child deserted by mother (finding)|. (Note: there isn’t a father equivalent at the time of writing). You may not want to limit your reference terms to just the equivalent mapped concept.
With the RCGP list, the concepts are listed as EMIS and SytmOne concepts. As such the conversion to SNOMED is a more of a manual task that is open to interpretation but I have a list that may be a good starting point for anyone looking for one. Some similar areas to be aware of exist. Consider retired concepts. Consider other concepts in SNOMED not just the immediate seemingly mirrored concept.
The above is related to anything in SNOMED really but the starting point for me is always why I’m gathering the concepts for use.
I’ve no idea if any of that is helpful, hopefully it was!