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  • Notification of SNOMED CT UK Clinical Edition MICRO release 03-Nov-2021

    NHS Digital intend to release an unscheduled SNOMED CT UK Clinical Edition MICRO release on 03-Nov-2021.

    This release is to support urgent COVID-19 pandemic requirements. The release contains 3 additional concepts.

    • Application for medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination approved
    • Application for medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination rejected
    • VITT - vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia

    The release will be available on TRUD as normal and will have a Release ID of 32.6.0 with an Effective Time of 27-Oct-2021.

    Further information on the content of this release will be made available at the point of release.

    Kind regards, 

    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

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    By Claire Fennell 8 months ago

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  • Advance notice of planned system downtime on the Digital Learning Solutions platform

    Dear Colleague,

     The DLS platform will be down between 7pm and 9pm on Monday 8 November, for site maintenance. This means that the system will be unavailable and users will be unable to access the system during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

    Kind regards, 

    Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service 

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    By Claire Fennell 8 months ago

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  • COVID-19 coded data review, England, 2020-21

    Dear Colleagues,

    Following publication of the COVID-19 National Clinical Coding Standards and guidance, we have analysed the coded data recorded in HES Admitted Patient Care 2020-21 to evaluate adherence to the standards. We have evaluated the coding of COVID-19 pneumonia and the implementation of the new OPCS-4.9 code E85.6 Continuous positive airway pressure. Our findings can be found here or via COVID-19 National Clinical Coding Standards and Guidance.

    This article is aimed at clinical coding professionals working in secondary care, and those with an interest in coded data, to highlight the importance of accurate and consistent clinical coding for quality COVID-19 data. We hope you find this information interesting. We intend to publish more of this type of information and we welcome feedback on the format and also suggestions for any other areas of interest you would like us to review.

     Kind regards

     Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service

    By Victoria Tudge 8 months ago

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