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  • Information Governance Toolkit (IGT) Review November 2012

    The Information Governance Toolkit (IGT) is an existing approved Information Standard. It is an online performance tool produced by Department of Health (DH) to support organisations to meet their information governance obligations and to enable organisations to measure their performance against... More
    Opened 12 November 2012
  • Usage of SNOMED CT Release RF2 Files

    This consultation is now closed. Please see the Results section at the bottom of this page. SNOMED CT® is the terminology identified in the ‘Power of Information’ as the terminology that all systems should use to exchange coded clinical information. The data files that are required for... More
    Opened 21 February 2013
  • Read Codes V2 and Clinical Terms V3 Cross-maps

    The UK Terminology Centre and the NHS Classifications Service maintain links from clinical terms (Read Codes V2, Clinical Terms V3, SNOMED CT) to classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) that are known as ‘cross-maps’. The cross-maps are tools used to support the transformation of clinical... More
    Opened 10 June 2013
  • NHS Drug and Device Terminology Review

    The NHS dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) is the NHS choice for recording details of medicines and devices in the electronic patient record and is the medicines standard approved by the Information Standards Board (ISB). ‘The Power of Information’ (The Department of Health's... More
    Opened 1 July 2013
  • End of Life Care Co-ordination: Core Content

    The national information standard for end of life care co-ordination was published in March 2012. This standard aims to support communication and co-ordination of end of life care between the professionals and services delivering care. In this way people approaching the end of life are supported... More
    Opened 1 July 2013
  • NHS Data Model and Dictionary Review of e-GIF definitions

    The NHS Data Model and Dictionary includes definitions to support the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) and the UK Government Data Standards Catalogue (GDSC). Following Cabinet Office advice that the framework should now be considered deprecated, the NHS Data Model and Dictionary... More
    Opened 19 July 2013
  • ISB 0129 Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems - Post Implementation Review

    Since November 2009 there have been two Safety Standards to define how clinical risk management should be applied and managed in both the manufacture (ISB 0129) and the deployment (ISB 0160) of health software in the NHS. As part of the normal maintenance cycle for NHS standards, an assessment... More
    Opened 22 July 2013
  • Hospital Episode Statistics: Data Collection Strategy

    The Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) system contains statistical information about the care provided to hospital inpatients, outpatients and accident & emergency (A&E) patients. HES is currently missing considerable amounts of data that hospitals already record about their patients. In... More
    Opened 22 July 2013
  • ISB 0160 Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems - Post Implementation Review

    Since November 2009 there have been two Safety Standards to define how clinical risk management should be applied and managed in both the manufacture (ISB 0129) and the deployment (ISB 0160) of health software in the NHS. As part of the normal maintenance cycle for NHS standards, an... More
    Opened 22 July 2013
  • Review of Overseas Visitors definitions

    The NHS Data Model and Dictionary includes definitions to support the reporting of the provision of healthcare for overseas visitors. Following publication of the new guidance “ EU cross border healthcare: information for commissioners (July 2013) ”, the NHS Data Model and Dictionary... More
    Opened 20 September 2013
  • Proposed withdrawal of the SNOMED CT care planning content

    This consultation is now closed. Following feedback we have launched a subsequent consultation on care plans - SCCI Statement of Need – Care Plans in the paperless NHS More
    Opened 18 November 2013
  • Secure Email Consultation

    There are a number of different email services in health and social care with differing security levels and interoperability requirements. This becomes an impediment to sharing sensitive or personal data between organisations. In theory all the systems are governed by the same law, regulations... More
    Opened 26 November 2013
  • Class Diagrams Consultation

    The NHS Data Model and Dictionary contains class diagrams to assist with navigating and understanding definitions contained within the Dictionary. The NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service would like to hold a detailed consultation on these diagrams, which will look at how the diagrams are... More
    Opened 28 November 2013
  • Classifications and Coding Standards Support, Customer Feedback Survey

    The NHS Classifications Service is a team within the Data & Information Services directorate of the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). It is the national resource responsible for clinical classifications and associated products and the publication of the national clinical... More
    Opened 3 December 2013
  • Accessible Information

    This consultation is now closed. Please see the Results section at the bottom of this page. NHS England is developing an information standard aimed at ensuring that disabled patients, service users and carers receive information from health and social care organisations in formats that they... More
    Opened 3 December 2013
  • Pathology Bounded Code List (PBCL) Update – Impact Assessment for Suppliers

    The National Pathology Programme (NPP) ( http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/npp/ ) wishes to implement a number of essential safety related updates to the Pathology Bounded Code List (PBCL) Catalogue of READ coded report items. The updates, intended to be introduced during 2014... More
    Opened 9 January 2014
  • Pathology Bounded Code List (PBCL) Update – Impact Assessment for Laboratory Staff

    The National Pathology Programme (NPP) ( http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/npp/ ) wishes to implement a number of essential safety related updates to the Pathology Bounded Code List (PBCL) Catalogue of READ coded report items. The updates, intended to be introduced during 2014... More
    Opened 9 January 2014
  • UK Terminology Centre (UKTC) proposal to take the National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure to OPCS-4 Mapping Table from ‘technical preview’ status to ‘draft for trial use’ status

    This consultation is now closed. Please see the Results section at the bottom of this page. The National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Code Set has been published by the UKTC since 2007 and was approved by the Information Standards Board (ISB) for Health and Social Care as an NHS... More
    Opened 17 February 2014
  • Changes to the Organisation Data Service (ODS) files

    This consultation is now closed. Please see the Results section at the bottom of this page. Comprehensive reference data for organisations that deliver health and social care has been maintained and published by a central service for the last twenty years. The data comprises authoritative... More
    Opened 18 March 2014
  • Draft Changes ICD-10 4th Edition to 5th Edition

    The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s Clinical Classifications Service is undertaking the necessary development work to support the implementation of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – Tenth Revision (ICD-10) 5 th Edition by NHS... More
    Opened 27 March 2014
  • Clinical Terminology Roadmap Consultation

    August 2014: The results of this consultation have been published and can be found as part of the August 2014 SCCI papers , agenda Item 9. It has, for several years, been the stated strategic direction for the NHS in England to adopt a single terminology for the capture and exchange of... More
    Opened 27 March 2014
  • NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service Reference Data Consultation

    Currently the NHS Data Model and Dictionary contains many Data Sets which between them, on rough calculation, comprise approximately 2,000 Data Elements, supporting a wide range of activities including: Local and national resource management and performance management Monitoring... More
    Opened 29 May 2014
  • Proposed OPCS-4 Sequencing Methodology – Impact on Patient Administration Systems

    In November 2012 the Clinical Classifications Service (CCS) consulted on a preferred PYZ methodology for use in coding procedures (single or multiple) using the OPCS-4 classification, in order to provide uniformity of clinical coding. Introduction of a standard sequencing logic will allow a... More
    Opened 10 June 2014
  • Clinical Coding Trainer Programme Assessment Day 2014/15

    It is the policy of the Clinical Classifications Service to continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of our training courses and events. It would be helpful if you could complete all parts of this online evaluation form. Your responses will be collated and used to improve our website... More
    Opened 17 June 2014
  • CCSC - September - October 2014 - JH, GB & HD

    It is the policy of the Clinical Classifications Service to continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of our training courses and events. It would be helpful if you could complete all parts of this online evaluation form. Your responses, which will be collated anonymously, will be used to... More
    Opened 23 June 2014
  • Code of Practice on Confidential Information

    This consultation is now closed. Please see the Results section at the bottom of this page. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is inviting a wide range of stakeholders to review and provide feedback on its draft Code of Practice on Confidential Information. The laws and... More
    Opened 23 June 2014
  • TR1 Clinical Coding Trainer Refresher Course - 17th - 19th June 2014

    It is the policy of the Clinical Classifications Service to continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of our training courses and events. It would be helpful if you could complete all parts of this online evaluation form. Your responses will be collated and used to improve our website... More
    Opened 26 June 2014
  • TR2 Clinical Coding Trainer Refresher Course 2014/15 - London

    It is the policy of the Clinical Classifications Service to continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of our training courses and events. It would be helpful if you could complete all parts of this online evaluation form. Your responses will be collated and used to improve our website... More
    Opened 26 June 2014
  • Clinical Coding Trainer Refresher Course 2014/15

    It is the policy of the Clinical Classifications Service to continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of our training courses and events. It would be helpful if you could complete all parts of this online evaluation form. Your responses will be collated and used to improve our website... More
    Opened 26 June 2014
  • TTA - Clinical Coding Trainer Programme Assessment Day 2014/15

    It is the policy of the Clinical Classifications Service to continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of our training courses and events. It would be helpful if you could complete all parts of this online evaluation form. Your responses will be collated and used to improve our website... More
    Opened 27 June 2014
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