Query Guidance for Non-Coding Professionals

If you’re an organisation such as a public body of DHSC, NHS body, Academic Institute, or a non-coding professional and are considering submitting a query to our helpdesk, please refer to the guidance and resources below.

If you are a coding professional thinking about submitting a coding or classification query, please visit the Clinical Coding Query Mechanism.

Popular Publications

You can also find a list of popular publications here which includes resources related to SNOMED CT and the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 classifications. 

UK Edition of SNOMED CT Browser

If you have a query about SNOMED CT or the Classifications Maps, you may find the UK Edition of the SNOMED CT Browser useful.

Classifications e-Versions

If you have a query about classifications, you may find the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 e-Versions useful which can be downloaded from the TRUD website. You will need to register for an account and subscribe to the eversions in order to download.

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) Related Resources

If your query relates to Healthcare Resource Groups (HRG's) check the information on the Healthcare Resource Groups (HRG) Related Resources page which contains resources specifically related to those aspects of clinical coding that we know are affected by HRG's. If this doesn't answer your query please direct it to the National Casemix Office at enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

When to Submit a Query

If you have a request for specific codes to classify a particular condition or procedure, we recommend you submit a query to our helpdesk to ensure you have the correct codes for the specific purpose required. To submit a query, please complete the Classifications Query Submission Form in Word format and email it to our helpdesk.