Coding Clinics and Data Quality Review
As coded clinical information is regularly exchanged with and around the NHS organisations, the application of uniform standards to how the data is recorded is crucial to consistency and comparability. The purpose of the Coding Clinic
is to publish resolutions from the UK Coding Review Panel that:
- Provide guidelines on queries that relate to classification/coding issues which require national policy to be clarified, modified or developed and provide information on new diagnosis/procedures that have significant impact on data users.
- Provide educational/technical theory and practical examples of clinical coding classification rule and conventions, national clinical coding standards and changes to those standards for both input and output users.
- Provide additional information and updates to the Clinical Coding Instruction Manual ICD-10 and OPCS-4.
- Highlight and inform the reader of current, and planned key initiatives for improving the quality of coded clinical data in the NHS.
- Ensure those who work with coded clinical data understand the issues involved and the purpose/uses and importance of high quality data with the Service.
- To cover a wide perspective of topical data quality issues.