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  • Query Resolution Database Update

    Published: June 2019

    The resolution to UID 4491 has been removed and replaced with UID 12413.

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    By Heather Douglas 3 years ago

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  • SNOMED CT Textual Definitions Survey

    Published: June 2019

    Dear colleague,

    NHS Digital would like to invite you to participate in a survey regarding the use of SNOMED textual definitions.  Since 2003, the SNOMED International release has included an increasing number of concept level textual definitions.  A definition is a textual description applied to some SNOMED CT concepts that provide additional information about the intended meaning or usage of the concept.

    We would like to understand more about users' experience of textual definitions and potential use cases and would welcome your views, which can be provided through this short survey which contains just five questions. 

    Further information about textual definitions is also provided in the introduction to the survey.

    Kind regards

    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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  • Query Resolution Database Update

    Published: June 2019

    The resolution to UID 550 has been removed and replaced with UID 12386.

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    By Heather Douglas 3 years ago

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

    Published: June 2019

    A Summary of Common Errors document relating to the Clinical Coding Auditor Programme Assessment Day held on 15 May 2019 is now available on Delen. It provides an overview of the common errors made in both the Practical and Theory papers along with explanations / rationales as appropriate to assist anyone thinking of applying for a CCAP in the future.

    This document can be accessed from the Clinical Coding Auditor Programme Assessment Day and CCAP pages.

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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

    Published: June 2019

    As a result of the excessive and unacceptable noise levels experienced by all candidates sitting this year’s Assessment Day, the Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service has made the decision to uplift all candidate scores by 3% for both the practical and theory papers

    It is important to note that this decision applies to this year’s candidates only and will not be routinely applied in the future.

    We are pleased to confirm that 22 candidates out of 33 who attended the Assessment Day on 15 May have successfully passed all elements and as a result will be invited to attend an Audit Workshop later this year. This, in, turn gives a pass rate of 67% this year.

    We do our utmost to ensure the suitability of a venue for all our training delivery and will continue to do so. Venues are asked whether there are any building/renovation works scheduled before we confirm any bookings.  They are aware of the purpose of the booking, they are advised that the booking is for an Assessment Day, for example. Unfortunately, they are not always aware of plans in their immediate surrounding area.

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    By Heather Douglas 3 years ago

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  • National Clinical Coding Standards Reference Books - Hard Copies

    Published: June 2019

    Following discussions with our publisher TSO, it has become clear that the demand for hard copies of the reference books has reduced significantly. Since the introduction of the Print on Demand Service in 2017, sales have reduced by almost 80%. In 2017, 726 reference books were sold, compared to just 155 in 2018. The books would require a significant price increase to offset the higher production costs, which makes the Print on Demand service a non-viable option. 

    Therefore, we have taken the decision to cease production of hard copies of the reference books from the 2019 version onwards. Existing publications such as the ICD-10 and OPCS-4.8 books and the Basic Anatomy & Physiology Manual are still available to purchase through the TSO, and we plan to release hard copies of the OPCS-4.9 books ready for implementation in April 2020.

    Electronic versions of the reference books will continue to be available for download from Delen and from the Classifications Online when this goes live. 

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    By Katy Park 3 years ago

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