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  • Summary of changes from OPCS-4.8 to OPCS-4.9 update

    Published: November 2019

    Dear colleague

    The Summary of Changes from OPCS-4.8 to OPCS-4.9 has been updated. This is because one change in the Alphabetical Index was included and two changes in the Tabular List were omitted from the document in error.

    The Summary of Changes document will be replaced within the OPCS-4.9 Data Files Release on TRUD. The changes only effect the Summary of Changes document and none of the other OPCS-4.9 Data files (Metadata, Codes and Titles, Table of Coding Equivalences and XML files). Users who have already downloaded the release files will receive a separate communication from TRUD informing them of the change.

    The document will also be replaced in the ‘Key documents’ section for the Information Standards Notice.

    Details of the changes are included within the updated Summary of Changes from OPCS-4.8 to OPCS-4.9 which you can access from the OPCS-4 page on Delen.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

    Kind regards

    Terminology & Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • Query Resolution Database Update

    Published: November 2019

    The resolution to UID 12171 has been removed and replaced with UID 12769.

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    By Heather Douglas 2 years ago

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  • ICD-11 Chapter Reviews

    Published: November 2019

    Dear colleague,

    NHS Digital hosts the UK WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre and as part of our role we are contributing to the updating of ICD-11 for morbidity coding and would like to offer clinicians and other users of the classification an opportunity to review chapter content and provide feedback to us.

    The chapter reviews are part of our development work to assure the content from a UK perspective and to inform a future decision on its adoption and implementation. The World Health Assembly adopted ICD-11 in May 2019 with the expectation that member states will start to report in ICD-11 from January 2022 as detailed in the WHO resolution.  The implementation roadmap for the UK has yet to be determined; no decision has been made on the implementation date of ICD-11 in England.  NHS Digital is undertaking further testing of the latest release and supporting products to understand the impact on implementing ICD-11 and to inform a future decision.

    We are inviting clinicians and healthcare professionals to review the content of ICD-11 to identify if there are any:

    • diagnoses or conditions that are missing
    • code descriptions which are ambiguous or incorrect

    Our dedicated ICD-11 Chapter Reviews page includes instructions on how to complete the chapter reviews and an overview of the ICD-11 chapters. The overview contains information that you may find useful about each chapter, including what is classified within each chapter; a comparison between ICD-10 and ICD-11 block structure; chapter structure and rationale. At the end of the review there is the opportunity to submit proposed changes.

    If there are any clinicians at your organisation who are interested in reviewing ICD-11 content, please forward this information onto them.

    The ICD-11 Chapter reviews can be accessed here.

    Thank you in advance for your support with this activity.

    Kind regards

    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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  • Publication of the OPCS-4.9 System Data Files

    Published: November 2019

    Dear colleague,

    The OPCS-4.9 System data files and specifications (including XML format), to support OPCS-4.9 implementation on 1 April 2020, are available for download from the Technology Reference data Update Distribution (TRUD) service subject to registration and acceptance of the Licence Agreement.

    Implementation guidance and other information and resources for OPCS-4.9 are available on the OPCS-4 page on Delen.

    The Information Standards Notice (ISN) describes the mandate for the NHS and NHS suppliers to implement OPCS-4.9 on 1 April 2020.

    The data files are designed for NHS information departments and /or NHS system suppliers to upload into PAS systems. They are not designed or intended for training purposes.

    OPCS-4.9 Classification Books

     

    Information on how to order OPCS-4.9 printed books from The Stationary Office (TSO) is available on the OPCS-4 page on Delen.

    Kind regards

    Terminology & Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Katy Park 2 years ago

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