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 to 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:




Field Trial Opportunities

In our role as the WHO Collaborating Centre, NHS Digital will be supporting further testing of the classifications over the next 6-9 months.

These will be based on scenarios from the current ICD-10 exercise booklet. Participants will be required to register for access to the Delen collaboration area via email to icd-11@nhs.net.

These trials will be open to all users and available via Delen by 31 August 2018. It is expected that these will remain live for roughly 3 months.

If you would like to take part, please check back here for updates.

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.

The 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

By Katy Park 7 months ago

Categories: ICD-11