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 for the implementation of ICD-11 in England however, NHS Digital plan to undertake further testing of the latest release and supporting products that will inform a future decision.

Further details from WHO can be found below:

This presentation was given to representatives of the Permanent Missions of Member State at the WHO HQ in Geneva on Monday 14 May 2018 in advance of the World Health Assembly (WHA) and Executive Board (EB) meetings.

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 will be tested and trialled


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ICD-11 Field Trials

In our role as a WHO Collaborating Centre NHS Digital are 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.  

The third round of trials uses cases based on scenarios taken from the ICD-10 exercise booklet and is carried out in Delen. Participants are provided with ICD-11 familiarisation and training prior to starting the trial cases.  
We would like participants to undertake as many cases as possible in order for us to continue to assess the improvements that have been made to the Classification in the development of ICD-11 and where developments are still required. This is an excellent opportunity for everyone to test the classification and understand the differences from ICD-10 and the benefits of and improvements in ICD-11.  

We currently have approximately 250 participants who have volunteered to take part. If you would like to register for the field trial, please submit your details here and we will invite you to join the ICD-11 Field Trials Third Round Area on Delen.   

If you have previously volunteered for or taken part in either of the previous two rounds of field trials, you should already have received an invite to join the third round trial area on Delen. 

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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





Further information

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