Medicine & Health
OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Version 4.6 (April 2011) - 2 Volume Pack
'Volume I - Tabular List' and 'Volume II - Alphabetical Index'
- NHS Connecting for Health
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The 'OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Version 4.6' is to be used in the NHS from 1 April 2011. The OPCS-4 Classification is an NHS Fundamental Information Standard, developed and maintained by the NHS Classification Service and primarily used by health care providers throughout the NHS.
This latest version continues the enhancement of OPCS-4 Classification to reflect changes in clinical practice. The Classification supports various forms of data collection, such as Central Returns and Commissioning Data Sets, as well as other secondary uses of information essential to planning and improving patient care.
Among these secondary uses are:
Operational and strategic planning
National and local planning and performance management
Department of Health Initiatives
Information grouped by Healthcare Resource Groups.
The OPCS-4 classification system is now reviewed annually and updated as deemed necessary based on the feedback from the NHS.
The enhancements in OPCS-4.6 continue to reflect changes to clinical care in recent years and enable clinicians, in collaboration with clinical coders, to better describe interventions and procedures. As a result, using the updated volumes of the enhanced classification will further improve the quality of coded clinical data. The Alphabetical Index (Volume II) is integral to the use of the classification when used in conjunction with the Tabular List (Volume I), which must be used as the primary coding tool.
Included in the pack are 'Volume I - Tabular List' and 'Volume II - Alphabetical Index'. The pack offers a 10% saving against purchasing the two volumes separately. The pack supersedes the OPCS 4.5 pack.
This version has been completed in collaboration with the Department of Health and Information Centre for Health and Social Care.
Volumes I and II are available to buy individually, please see below for details.
70% discount on list prices is available for NHS staff. The discount code can be accessed via the NHS Connecting for Health website. You will need this code to receive your discount when ordering.
Volume I - Tabular List:
Tabular List of four digit categories
Tabular List of three digit categories
Tabular Lists are comprised of anatomically based chapters, most of which related to the whole or part of a body system
Each chapter is designed alphabetically, e.g. Chapter A covers the nervous system and Chapter K the heart
The alphabetic character for each chapter forms the prefix of the three and four digit character codes within it .
Volume II - The Alphabetical Index has four distinct sections, these are:
Alphabetical Index of Interventions and Procedures
Alphabetical Index of Surgical Eponyms
Alphabetical Index of Surgical Abbreviations
Alphabetical Index of Common Surgical Suffixes.
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