ICD-11 Launch

On 18 June 2018 the World Health Organization released an advance preview of ICD-11 to allow countries to plan how to use the new version, prepare translations, and train health professionals all over the country.

ICD-11 will be presented at the World Health Assembly in May 2019 for adoption by Member States and will come into effect on 01 January 2022.

No decision has been made in terms of the implementation of ICD-11 in England, however NHS Digital is undertaking further testing of the latest release and supporting products that will inform a future decision.

Further details from WHO can be found below:

Our ICD-11 overview gives further information about:

  • Why ICD-11 is being produced and its benefits
  • The revision process
  • Main structural changes between ICD-10 and ICD-11
  • ICD-11 electronic tools
  • Field trials and how the classification is being tested and trialled. 

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ICD-11 Field Trials

In our role as a WHO Collaborating Centre, NHS Digital is taking part in the ICD-11 Field Trials. We have completed two rounds of trials and the third round is now open until Friday 30 November 2018.  

Field Trial Rounds 1 and 2

The first round was conducted between 4 April 2017 and 30 June 2017, the second round was conducted between 27 February 2018 and 13 April 2018. We have produced a report on the findings from the first two rounds of field trials. The report details:

  • The methodology used for the field trials
  • The components of the field trials
  • Information on participation
  • The high level issues identified during the first round of the trials
  • Details of how these issues have been rectified or improved in the second round and whether they are still present

You can access the report here - ICD-11 Field Trial Findings Rounds 1 and 2

Field Trial Round 3

The third was conducted between 3 September and 30 November 2018 round. It used cases based on scenarios taken from the national training materials ICD-10 Exercise Booklet and is hosted on Delen. Participants were provided with ICD-11 familiarisation and training prior to starting the trial cases. 
We are currently reviewing the feedback from the third round and will publish our findings shortly.

Round 3 Summary Figures 

ICD-11 progress 1

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Proposed future additions

Over the coming months, NHS Digital would like to engage and invite all users of ICD to participate and interact with the review process.

To support this, we are proposing to add the following information to our Delen site;

  • A mechanism for questions, issues, concerns and errors relating to ICD-11 to be raised to us as the UK Field Trial Centre.
  • A high-level overview of our future plans
  • Presentations providing more information on ICD-11
  • e-Learning materials to support familiarisation with ICD-11. Topics to include post coordination / cluster coding, chapter and code structure, chapter specific changes and notes, conventions etc
  • Further testing – parallel coding in ICD-10 in real-time. If you would be interested in taking part in this please let us know via icd-11@nhs.net

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 Further information

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