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  • Please take part in the public consultation on the NHS Digital, Data and Technology Standards Framework

    On October 17th, Secretary of State Matt Hancock published his vision for The Future of Healthcare . The vision emphasises the importance of technology and in particular the importance of technical standards that will help the NHS and social care to benefit from the potential of modern technology. The vision is out for consultation and people can provide feedback on it via this questionnaire . Alongside the vision, we have also published two important documents, which we are keen to get your feedback on. These documents are: The NHS Digital, Data and Technology Standards Framework and The Clinical Information Standards Specification   You can read and comment upon both documents  on our dedicated consultation platform . The documents are in a format which allows you to comment publicly, but anonymously, so that everyone can see what each other is saying. Our hope is that this will help to avoid duplication, while also prompting thoughts...

    By Gavin McIntosh 2 months ago

  • Proposal for OPCS-4.9 codes for medical termination of pregnancy documented as a delivery procedure

    We have published a proposal for authoring new OPCS-4 codes for medical termination of pregnancy documented as a delivery procedure, for possible inclusion in the OPCS-4.9 Classification, for the following scenarios: Patient received abortifacient/feticide discharged home. Patient later re-admitted to deliver a fetus (irrespective of gestational age or outcome of termination i.e. liveborn/stillborn). Documented as a delivery procedure. Patient received abortifacient/feticide and delivered a fetus in the same episode of care (irrespective of gestational age or outcome of termination i.e. liveborn/stillborn). Documented as a delivery procedure. You can access and comment on the proposal here . The consultation is open until Friday 19 October

    By Mandy Hudson 3 months ago

  • Query Resolution Database Update

    The resolution UID 4893 has been removed and replaced with UID 5224

    By Heather Douglas 4 months ago

  • 2018 ICD-10 & OPCS-4 reference books available in hard copy

    The 2018 ICD-10 and OPCS-4 National Clinical Coding Standards reference books are now available to order in hard copy.

    You can order them directly from The Stationery Office (TSO) via the links below:

    Please be aware that these are only available directly from TSO and not via the Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service.

    By Mandy Hudson 5 months ago

  • NHS Digital Classifications Online - User Testing

    We are currently developing an online version of OPCS-4 which will replicate the functionality of the NHS Digital Classifications e-Version. We would like a maximum of 20 users of the classification to join a user group to take part in user testing to understand its feasibility and inform potential enhancements. The initial testing will start at the end of August for four weeks. The formal testing should require no more than half a day of your time and you can do this at any time during the testing period. You will be able to use the online version in your day to day work throughout the testing period. Testers will need a computer with internet access and Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge Web Browsers. If you would like to be involved in the user group, please submit your details by Friday, 3rd August 2018. If you have any questions before deciding whether to volunteer, please contact information.standards@nhs.net . As we require a maximum of 20 volunteers we will send...

    By Andrew Brooke 6 months ago

  • HRG Related Resources

    We have received several queries from the coding service regarding the coding of multiple procedures on different sites where this influences the Healthcare Resource Group (HRG). In order to address these concerns we have collaborated with our colleagues at the National Casemix Office to explore potential solutions. The background and other recommendations can be found on our new dedicated page, HRG related resources .

    By Katy Park 6 months ago

  • Applicants for the 2018-19 Clinical Coding Trainer Programme

    It has been brought to our attention that the total cost for the purchase order published under the ‘What do I need to know?’ heading on the Clinical Coding Training Programme  (CCTP) page was incorrect.  In order for an application to be accepted for the CCTP a purchase order must be submitted for a total of £764.33 for NHS or £917.30 for non-NHS (both excluding VAT). The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service would like to apologise for this error and thank the service for drawing this discrepancy to our attention.  We can confirm that this error has now been rectified on the website. Any applicants who have already submitted an application for the Clinical Coding Trainer Programme with a purchase order for an amount other than those listed above will be contacted shortly.

    By Lou Meredith 11 months ago

  • SNOMED CT and Clinical Coding

    A presentation delivered by members of the Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service is now available in the Resource Library . The presentation gives an overview of how SNOMED CT and the classifications can work together to fulfil different purposes.

    By Katy Park 1 year ago

  • Submit Details of Clinical Contacts

    Do you have clinical contacts who would be happy to provide advice when developing the Classifications, coding standards and guidance? When developing national clinical coding standards and guidance and the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 Classifications we draw on a wide range of knowledge, expertise and information sources, in addition to the classifications knowledge we have within the team. It is important that developments are based on sound and up-to-date clinical input. If you are a clinician with an interest in the classifications or are a coding professional who has contact with clinicians who would be willing to provide us with clinical information and advice to inform the development of the Clinical Classifications, coding standards and guidance, please submit your contact details here .   We will hold the details on file and they will only be accessible by the Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service; they will not be shared outside of our team without...

    By Katy Park 1 year ago

  • Query Resolution Database update - Gliolan assisted neurosurgery

    Query Resolution Database update An updated resolution to UID 3032 has now been published in the Query Resolution Database and replaced with 4262

    By Mandy Hudson 1 year ago

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