We work with the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to provide relevant clinical coding information for
The version used on the NICE website is OPCS-4.9
SNOMED CT is the standard clinical terminology for the NHS to support recording of clinical information. This supports data management and analysis to support patient
Why we use these classifications?
They enable the provision of data on surgical procedures and technologies. This forms part of national database collections for statistical and epidemiological analysis.
The Clinical Classifications Service of the HSCIC is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance. It determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. We work with the Clinical Classifications Service to provide the most appropriate classification code.