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The application period for changes in the OPCS-4 nomenclature extended in England
Classification of Interventions and Procedures (OPCS-4) is a classification for clinical coding of hospital interventions and procedures undertaken by the NHS. The classification is mandatory for use by health care providers.
NHS Digital develops, maintains, and licenses OPCS-4 on behalf of the Department of Health. Classification is released every three years; version 4.9 has been in use since April 2020.
The NHS Digital has opened the application period for changes in the OPCS-4 nomenclature. The recommendations and Questions & Answers about processing submissions can be found in the Submissions Guidance document.
The OPCS-4.10 Release Roadmap was published, and the submission deadline was extended. The applications can be submitted via Request Submission Portal no later than December 01, 2021. The changes shall be implemented in the OPCS-4.10 version from April 01, 2023.
See the full details in English here.
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