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Coding for clinicians

Clinicians and coders are a team united in ensuring that the record of patient care is accurate and timely.

Clincians can support their coders by:

  • writing clearly in the patient notes
  • including all the relevant information
  • make time for communication with coders to explain any patient care in the notes

Together they clinician and coder can improve the quality of the patient data and so improve planning for care.

A case study of a trust in action supporting the clinical coding work force is available (PDF, 577Kb)

Junior clinican presentation

This presentation covers the importance of accurate clinical coding. It's targeted at clinicians and is particularly suitable for junior members of consultant teams.

The presentation is designed to last for around 7-10 minutes and tutor notes and guidance are supplied.

Download Clinical Coding – the Clinician’s Role (PPT – 144kb). Please download and save to your system

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