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NHS Classifications Service
The NHS Classification Service is the definitive source of clinical coding guidance and sets the national standards used by the NHS in coding clinical data.
Here you will find essential information on the classifications in use and how to use them effectively.
More than just classifications advice, learn how else we support the NHS.
Using OPCS-4 and ICD-10 classifications for optimal data quality. Includes registered auditors list.
Find advice on clinical coding and the helpdesk, plus answers to questions and top tips.
Support for coders needing approved trainers, courses and careers advice.
Help for clinicians and other data users to understand clinical coding and its purpose.
Implementing classifications and upgrading systems? Find the help and downloads you need.
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