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Welcome to the NHS Wales Clinical Classifications website.

Here you will be able to access a range of information about clinical classifications (often referred to as ‘clinical coding’) and their use in describing NHS Wales healthcare activity. 
The NHS Wales Clinical Classifications service is managed by the Clinical Classifications Team which forms part of the Information Services Division of the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS).
The team are primarily responsible for carrying out the following functions:
  • Supporting the Welsh Government Head of Information Standards in the development of policy, clinical classifications standards and guidance for clinical coding services in NHS Wales.
  • Promoting joint working with regard to clinical classifications and clinically coded data  across NHS Wales.
  • Act on behalf of NHS Wales on relevant expert national (UK) clinical classification boards and forums, such as the Coding Review Panel (CRP) and National Clinical Coding Qualification Exam Board.
  • Mantain and organise the national clinical coding training schedule on behalf of NHS Wales.
  • Review and maintain the national NHS Wales clinical classifications standards, which can be viewed via the NHS Wales Clinical Classifications Standards Dictionary.
  • Respond to queries from the Welsh clinical coding service raised via the national Helpdesk.
  • Plans and implements a national programme of clinical classifications audit for NHS Wales.
If you would like any further information on the work of the team, they can be contacted using the contact details below:
Tel: 029 2050 2287
WHTN: 0 1790 2287
Fax: 029 2050 2330
Clinical Classifications Team
NHS Wales Informatics Service
Brunel House
2 Fitzalan Road
CF24 0HA 

Last updated: 03/04/2014