Updates to VMP ‘’ coded attribute in dm+d – Phase 2

We are updating NHS dm+d ‘<DRUG_FORM>’ coded attribute within the Virtual Medicinal Product concept class to contain more detail and more closely align with international standards.

The following drug form changes (Phase 2) are due to take place in the first quarter of 2024:

  • implant 
  • implantation suspension 
  • irrigation 
  • irrigation solution 
  • liquid 
  • powder 

Find out more about the planned schedule for these changes.

Confirmation of these changes will be provided in the Weekly release notes for dm+d.

We’ve published information for developers on how to run technical queries to identify VMP Drug Form changes from either the TRUD  or NHS England Terminology Server.

If you have any questions you can contact our UKMEDS team.