Draft Changes ICD-10 4th Edition to 5th Edition

Closed 25 Apr 2014

Opened 27 Mar 2014


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) 5th Edition by NHS and NHS system suppliers from 1 April 2015 through the release of ICD-10 data files and publication of updated ICD-10 books, associated clinical coding standards and training materials.

ICD-10 is produced by the World Health Organization (WHO). The changes provided by WHO constitute updates to provide improved classification of medical conditions.

Why your views matter

We have produced a draft summary of the changes to the ICD-10 4th Edition that are reflected in the ICD-10 5th Edition and invite feedback from all users of the classification on these changes. This document can be found below in the Related Documents section.

We would also like to hear your views about the impact of the changes on your business processes and whether you will be able to meet the 1 April 2015 implementation date.

Please read the document and then provide your feedback through our online survey (link below). Further information about the changes and the timetable will be made available on the HSCIC website - http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/data/clinicalcoding/codingstandards/icd10/ICD10Updates


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