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  • Query Resolution Database Correction

    Published: May 2017

    The resolution to UID 3155 has been removed and replaced with UID 3536

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  • Query Resolution Database Correction

    Published: May 2017

    The resolution to UID 2626 has been removed and replaced with UID 3537.

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  • OPCS.4.8 Volume, Chapter S Skin - note

    Published: May 2017

    Feedback indicates that there has been some confusion surrounding the update to the excludes note in OPCS.4.8 Volume 1 at the start of Chapter S Skin, in relation to category T32 Reconstruction of anterior abdominal wall.

    The purpose of the note at Chapter S Skin is not to exclude all operations on skin of abdominal wall, but rather to instruct coders that if there is a procedure classifiable to category T32 Reconstruction of anterior abdominal wall, then the code from T32 must be assigned in a primary position, and as per the note at T32, Codes from Chapter S may be used to enhance these codes.

    A code from T32 should only be assigned when the OPCS-4 Alphabetical Index directs you to a code from this category.

    We can confirm that both the note at Chapter S Skin in the Tabular List, and the guidance at the start of Chapter S Skin in the OPCS-4 standards book will be reviewed to ensure that this point is clarified.  We will inform the service of any future updates via the usual routes.

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  • Coding Clinic v6.2 - re-release

    Published: May 2017

    Please be aware that the Coding Clinic v6.2 has been re-released on Delen in order to correct an error in Ref 115: NHS ICD-10 5th Edition Errata. The Coding Clinic was released containing 3 corrections to the Alphabetical Index, however, these have now been removed and should not be applied. The errors were:

    392

    Amend code

    Laceration (see also Wound, open) T14.1

    - peritoneum, obstetric trauma O70.0 O71.5

    498

    Move lead term and code

    Pancolitis, ulcerative (chronic) K51.0

    Pancoast's sydrome or tumour C34.1

    Pancolitis, ulcerative (chronic) K51.0

    673

    Delete lead term

    - steam

    Assault-continued

    - strangulation X91

     

    If you have made the changes to your ICD-10 5th Edition Alphabetical Index please ensure these are reverted back until you are further notified.

    Please accept our apologies for this and any inconvenience caused.

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  • 2017- 18 Clinical Classifications training schedule

    Published: May 2017

    The 2017 - 18 Clinical Classifications Service training schedule will be available via Delen later this week. 

    You can view all supporting documentation, such as the CCAP & CCTP Handbooks, CV and application checklist via our Education and Training pages. We have provided this information before the application forms and course details are available to enable you to prepare your application documents. 

    You will be able to apply for the courses when the 2017 - 18 application forms, course dates and costs are available via the above pages. We will be publishing the details and application forms later this week and recommend regularly checking Delen for updates.

    Please ensure that you include all required course and payment documentation with your initial application. We are unable to accept incomplete applications.

    All places are allocated on a first come, first served basis to applicants that fulfil all the required acceptance criteria and submit a completed, fully signed application pack with all relevant supporting documentation. 

    You can view further information about the course acceptance criteria and what documentation is required for each Programme by visiting the CCAP and CCTP pages.

    We look forward to receiving your completed application pack when the course details and application forms are published. 

    Kind regards,

    Clinical Classifications Service. 

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  • Terminology and Classifications Annual Survey Initial Report - Now Available

    Published: May 2017

    The Terminology and Classifications annual survey ran from 6 February to 31 March 2017 and we were delighted to receive 236 responses, with over 500 narrative comments. We are analysing the comments and intend to produce a detailed survey report, a service improvement plan and a database of survey comments and common themes - all to be hosted on Delen - by 9 June. In the interim, we would like to share our initial report which summarises statistical responses and provides high-level initial commentary. Thank you once again to all who responded to the survey.

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  • SCCI0052 Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) conversion standards published

    Published: May 2017

    The Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) has recommended that the existing Information Standards Board (ISB) standard, ISB 0052, be converted to a SCCI standard. The new SCCI standard, SCCI0052 Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) is now in effect and replaces the ISB 0052 standard. The information standard is a dictionary for use in the National Health Service (NHS) of medicines licensed in the United Kingdom. Conformance with this information standard is due by 30 June 2017. SCCI have published the Information Standards Notice (ISN), Requirement Specification and Implementation Guidance for SCCI0052 on the SCCI website. For more information, please contact the service at information.standards@nhs.net

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  • Announcing the new NHS Digital SNOMED CT browser

    Published: May 2017

    The NHS Digital SNOMED CT browser is an online browser and is available at termbrowser.nhs.uk. It contains the SNOMED CT International release, the UK Clinical Extensions and the UK Drug Extension.


    We will update the browser every six months in line with the biannual release of SNOMED CT.  

    The NHS Digital SNOMED CT browser is now our preferred SNOMED CT browser for use by the NHS.

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  • SNOMED CT the central building block of information sharing

    Published: May 2017

    Beverley Bryant, NHS Digital's Director of Digital Transformation was a main speaker at the UK e-health week which took place on 3-4 May 2017. Beverley used the platform to highlight the drive towards terminology standardisation to enable data sharing. Beverley described her vision for "SNOMED clinical terminology to become the central building block of information sharing".

    A report on Beverley's speech is available via Digital Health at https://www.digitalhealth.net/2017/05/nhs-digital-clinical-terminology-standardisation/

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  • 2017 ICD-10 & OPCS-4 Reference Books available

    Published: May 2017

    The 2017 ICD-10 and OPCS-4 National Standards Reference Manuals are now available to order in hard copy. 

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

    You can also order hard copies of the Basic Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) Manual via TSO:

    Please be aware that these are only available directly from TSO and not via Terminology and Classifications Delivery. Further information is available in the NHS Digital Newsletter available here.

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