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  • Delen Refresh

    Published: April 2019

    Following beta testing, our refreshed Delen site will go live this evening.

    Thank you to everyone who took time throughout April to provide feedback on the design and we are particularly grateful to those of you with additional needs who provided detailed advice to help us build Delen in a way that works well for you.  Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and entirely constructive and we hope the new site meets your needs.

    Please note that although you can continue to use Delen while it is being refreshed, you may notice some strange behaviour on some pages as the changes work their way through. Note also that due to the technical nature of some changes, there will be some pages that now have a different URL, meaning that some of your bookmarks may not work.

    Below is a brief summary of the changes we've made. Although this is a major refresh, we are committed to continuous improvement, so please use the feedback mechanism on the new site to let us know how we can make Delen even better.

    Summary of changes

    Fewer Navigation Layers

    By using some of the new features, such as carousels and accordions, we are able to place a large amount of information on a single page without making the page cluttered or dense. This allows you to see at a glance a broad set of information topics and then reveal the detail under those that interest you. Our hope is that this will help you get to the information you need as quickly as possible, reducing the need to chase information through layers of pages and constantly navigate back and fore.

    Improved Accessibility

    We've designed Delen in a way that we hope provides a good experience for all of our users with additional accessibility needs.  The interface has been kept clean and simple and all graphical elements have supporting text that can be processed by screenreaders and other accessibility tools. For autistic and other neuro-diverse users, we have ensured navigation mechanisms are consistent and have removed busy and moving content. 

    Promoting Content

    As well as making Delen easier to navigate, we have also brought to the front of the site the content that is accessed most frequently by users. This means you will find the Query Resolution Database and READ to SNOMED CT mapping tables on the landing page, along with our latest news items. We have also tried to make the network of Delen workspaces more visible, so that you can see all the workspaces, what each workspace is for and request access where appropriate.

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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  • Clinical Coding Auditor Programme (CCAP) Assessment Day 15th May 2019

    Published: April 2019

    The Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service can confirm that applications for the Assessment Day will close at 5pm on Friday 3rd May 2019. Anyone interested in applying for a place on the Assessment Day should ensure that their application is submitted for consideration as soon as possible to enable their application to be considered for the 2019-20 Clinical Coding Auditor Programme.

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    By Heather Douglas 3 years ago

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  • National Tariff High Cost Drugs List

    Published: April 2019

    Dear colleague

    NHS England have confirmed that the National Tariff High Cost Drugs List will not be updated for 2019-20. Please continue to use the 2015-16 version available on Delen.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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  • Terminology and Classifications 2019 Annual Survey: Extended Deadline for Responses

    Published: April 2019

    Dear colleagues

    We recently advised that our Terminology and Classifications annual survey is open for comment to help us understand how effectively we are meeting your needs. 

    The survey offers an opportunity to provide important feedback on our products and services and, crucially, will help us to identify areas for improvement. 

    We have extended the deadline for completing the survey to Friday 17 May, so please have your say.

    The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and we very much welcome your feedback. Thank you if you have already responded. 

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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  • National Tariff Chemotherapy Regimens List

    Published: April 2019

    Dear colleague

    NHS England have confirmed that the National Tariff Chemotherapy Regimens List will not be updated for 2019-20. Please continue to use the 2017-18 version available on Delen.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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  • Clinical Coder Apprentice Approved

    Published: April 2019

    Dear colleagues

    Good News! The Apprenticeship Standard for Clinical Coder has been approved and published by the Institute for Apprenticeships today and is now ready for delivery.

    See the below news articles for more information:

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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  • Request to re-register for Terminology & Classifications Communications

    Published: April 2019

    If you have received an email asking you to re-register for Terminology and Classifications Newsletters, please find time to do so if you wish to continue receiving our communications. From 8 May, our Newsletters will only reach you if you have subscribed via this link.

    We have previously accepted registration through different channels and the new approach will move us to a single, automated process of maintaining our distribution list. If you have previously registered using the above link, you shouldn't have received the email and don't need to take any action.

    We apologise for the inconvenience for those re-registering but the process is simple and should only take a minute or two.

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    Terminology & Classifications Delivery

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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  • Delen Refresh

    Published: April 2019

    Although Delen continues to receive very high user satisfaction scores (94% in our 2018 survey) we know how important it is to keep striving for improvements. In our 2018-19 Service Improvement Plan, we therefore committed to making Delen more accessible for our users and over the past few months we have undertaken a significant redesign project.

    We are pleased to announce that you can now see the results of this project by visiting our new Delen “Beta” site. Our aim is to provide you with a fresh Delen experience that takes advantage of enhanced functionality and enables you to get to the content you need as quickly as possible. Please take a moment to visit the Beta site and tell us what you think by using the feedback link on the home page. Throughout April we will continue to refine the design in response to feedback from users and our plan is to switch to the new design at the beginning of May.

    Please note that the content contained on the Beta site is for illustrative purposes only and will not be maintained, so you should continue to use the existing site as your authoritative source of information.

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    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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