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  • Online Training Material Change Request Process now available

    By Katy Park 8 days ago

    As advised in the February Trainer Bulletin, the online training material change request process is now available on the Approved Trainers workspace . Please carefully read these simple instructions before adding a new change request or commenting on existing entries. The Training Team will review all entries between 1 September and 15 January each year as part of the annual national training material update cycle. No feedback will be provided outside of these dates. Please note: The paper training material change request forms will no longer be accepted . Kind regards, Terminology & Classifications Delivery Service
  • Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) and Clinical Coding

    By Mandy Hudson 9 days ago

    The existing Information Governance Toolkit (IGT) v14.1 is being replaced by the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) in May 2018. ( https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/ ) The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service has been working with Data Security Centre colleagues to ensure that the IGT v14.1 clinical coding audit and training requirements (IGT 505 and 514 for audit and IGT 510 and 516 for training) and associated guidance for both Acute and Mental Health Trusts are captured in this new Toolkit, albeit in a different format. Both Acute and Mental Health Trusts are deemed ‘Large Organisations’ in the DSPT. Clinical coders must refer to National Data Guardian Standard 1 in the Data Security and Protection Toolkit Assertion 1.7 Data Quality (Evidence codes 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4) for clinical coding audit assertions and evidence requirements. Clinical coders must refer to National Data Guardian Standard 3 in the Data...
  • Planned Outage: Wednesday 11th April at 8pm for 1 hour for essential updates.

    By Mandy Hudson 11 days ago

    Message sent on behalf of Kahootz: On Wednesday 11th April at 8pm (BST) we are performing some essential updates to our servers and the service will be unavailable during this time. We'll do everything we can to minimise the downtime, but the updates could take up to an hour to complete. During this time the service will be unavailable and users will see a maintenance page informing them about the planned outage and advising them when the service will be back up. Kind regards Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service
  • Audit and Training Queries

    By Mandy Hudson 2 weeks ago

    Due to staff shortages the Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service apologises for any delay in responding to queries.  Please be assured that we are working to get responses out to you as quickly as possible. Kind regards The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service
  • Read to SNOMED CT Mapping Look Up Tables Updated

    By Katy Park 2 weeks ago

    Please be advised that the Read to SNOMED CT mapping look up tables have been updated to reflect the April 2018 SNOMED CT UK Edition release.

  • Clinical Coding Trainer Programme/Clinical Coding Auditor Programme/Training documents 2018-19

    By Mandy Hudson 2 weeks ago

    The following documents which have all been updated for 2018-19 are now available on the Main Publications page on Delen: Training: Trainer Code of Conduct Clinical Coding Trainer Programme (CCTP) Handbook National Clinical Coding Training Handbook Audit: Auditor Code of Conduct A Guide to Clinical Coding Audit Best Practice Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) Handbook   The updated versions of the ICD-10 5th Edition and OPCS-4 Exercise and Answer Booklets (v12.0) are also now available to request via information.standards@nhs.net Kind regards The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service
  • Chemotherapy Regimens and High Cost Drugs arrangement from April 2018

    By Mandy Hudson 3 weeks ago

    NHS England have confirmed that the National Tariff Chemotherapy Regimens list will not be updated in 2018/19, therefore the current list and associated Clinical Coding Standards for 2017/18 must continue to be used from 1 st April 2018. We are continuing discussions with NHS England about the future arrangements for the coding of High Cost Drugs using OPCS-4 and will provide an update as soon as we are in a position to do so. In the meantime, please continue to capture high cost drugs using the National Tariff High Cost Drugs list 2015-16 and associated High Cost Drugs Clinical Coding Standards-OPCS-4. The standards document has been updated to reflect the addition of the drug Amikacin to coding standard HCDCS6 . This was omitted when the standard was first introduced and was previously shown as a manual amendment in Coding Clinic Ref 111 . The National Tariff Chemotherapy Regimens List 2017 – 18, Chemotherapy Regimens Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance...
  • Update to the Query Resolution form for use from April 2018

    By Mandy Hudson 4 weeks ago

    A new version of the Classifications Query Submission form is now available to download from the Query Resolution area on Delen. For your convenience, we have included the link to the new form here.
     
    The updated form includes our new name along with the current copyright year. Please ensure you use this version of the form from 1st April 2018.
    Kind regards
    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service
  • Query Resolution Database update - Biopsy of Denonvillier's fascia

    By Mandy Hudson 6 weeks ago

    The resolution to UID 4111 has been removed and replaced with UID 4734.
  • Classification Maps in the NHS Digital SNOMED CT browser

    By Mandy Hudson 6 weeks ago

    The maps from SNOMED CT to the OPCS-4 and ICD-10 classifications can be viewed in the NHS Digital SNOMED CT Browser. We have produced a short guide, outlining the purpose and use of the maps. Please see the Classification Maps page for more information.

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