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  • 2021-2022 Classifications Training Schedule

    Published February 2021

    Dear Colleague

    The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service is pleased to confirm that our 2021-22 Training Schedule which features a combination of both classroom and online delivery is now available on Delen. The training schedule covers the following events

    CCAP Assessment Day

    CCTP Assessment Day

    CCAP Auditor Workshop

    CCTP Train the Trainer Course (and associated Introduction to Classifications training)

    CCTP Trainer Refresher Course

    CCTP Trainer Forum

    Please access the Clinical Coding Auditor Programme and / or the Clinical Coding Trainer Programme via the hyperlinks above for more information.

    In order to better manage the flow of applications, we are introducing a phased application system this year on the following basis:

    • From Monday 25 January 2021 – CCAP and CCTP Assessment Day applications
    • From Monday 1 February 2021 – applications for the above two events, plus Trainer Refresher Course and Trainer Forum bookings

    Please note that the ongoing social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19 may impact on our ability to deliver the full schedule as planned so we will constantly monitor the situation and publish appropriate updates throughout the ongoing pandemic.

    Important information

    • Following cancellation of the Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) and Clinical Coding Trainer Programme (CCTP) Assessment Days in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all people who successfully applied for the 2020-21 Assessment Days are being carried over to 2021-22, without needing to re-apply. This means that there are only 4 places available on the CCAP Assessment Day and 10 places available on the CCTP Assessment Day. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis to those applicants who successfully submit complete application documentation.

    Applications for any of the original applicants now overdue their Clinical Coding Standards Refresher Course (CCSRC) training will still stand; however, you are advised to book onto a course as soon as possible in 2021/22. For information about trainers who have our permission to deliver CCSRC training remotely, please contact information.standards@nhs.net.

    CCAP and CCTP Assessment Day applicants must refer to the current CCAP and CCTP Handbooks (2020/21) available on Delen whilst initially preparing their Assessment Day applications. 

    The 2021-22 Handbooks will be released on Delen on 1 April 2021 and candidates will then need to refer to the updated Handbooks when preparing / studying for the Assessment Day itself, although it is anticipated that any changes to their content will be minimal.

    We have contingency events in Birmingham planned for the Auditor Workshop and Train the Trainer Course depending on the number of applicants who meet the Assessment Day criteria. The dates will be published if we need to activate these courses.

    • According to our records, 55 approved trainers are due to attend a Trainer Refresher (TR) course in 2021-22. We will deliver four online TR courses, each with a maximum of 11 places. We plan to reserve these 44 places for those trainers whose Refresher course is due before October 2021. Any trainer whose course is due after October 2021, will be carried over to 2022-23. Please contact standards@nhs.net if you are unsure about when your Trainer Refresher Course is next due.

    Please also note that we are unable to hold Re-Certification assessments as part of the online TR delivery during 2021-22 because we recommend that Re-Certification assessments are undertaken in a classroom environment, wherever possible. If you are due a Re-Certification assessment, please contact TAP Learning to discuss possible options. The training team will publish further advice on this in the February Trainer Bulletin.

    • The mandatory Trainer Forums will be trialled as online events and applications will be managed online.
    • The Train the Trainer Course now features an online ‘Introduction to Classifications (ITC)’ module delivered over four sessions. Successful CCTP applicants must also ensure they keep the online ITC dates free in their calendars once published later this year. Please note: We plan to deliver these events during February or March 2022.
    • We have scheduled the CCAP / CCTP Assessment Days, Auditor Workshop and Train the Trainer as ‘classroom only’ events. We have considered the possibility of, and in some cases trialled, alternative facilitation methods, but due to the nature of these events, this is not possible without compromising their integrity and effectiveness.
    • As mentioned above, COVID-19 may affect our ability to deliver the full schedule as planned and we will constantly monitor government guidelines and restrictions and publish appropriate updates throughout the ongoing pandemic.

    If you have any questions about any aspect of the schedule, please contact us via information.standards@nhs.net

    Kind regards, 

    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service 

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  • ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 vaccination

    ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 vaccination

    Published: January 2021

    Dear Colleague,

    Further ICD-10 emergency use codes to classify COVID-19 vaccination are being considered by the World Health Organization (WHO).  As a WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Collaboration Centre we are involved in the current discussions with WHO.  The codes being considered are for:

    • Need for immunisation against COVID-19 as a reason for encounter
    • COVID-19 vaccine causing adverse reaction 

    The codes and descriptions have yet to be finalised by WHO and will be supplemented by national guidance. 

    As soon as WHO publish the two new codes and national guidance has been agreed with the home nations, we will send a notification about the codes with any relevant instructions on their use.  This information will be posted under COVID-19 National Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance on our collaboration website. 

    Kind regards, 

    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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