OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Version 4.6 (April 2011)
Volume I - Tabular List
- NHS Connecting for Health
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Version 4.6 is a requirement which must be used in the NHS from 1 April 2011. The OPCS-4 Classification is an NHS Fundamental Information Standard developed and maintained by NHS Classifications Service and used by health care providers throughout the NHS. This latest version continues the enhancement of the 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.
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.
OPCS-4.6 contains improvements to both the Tabular List and Alphabetical Index. Among the improvements to the Tabular List are:
More procedures and interventions available
Refinement and additions of 'includes, excludes and notes' .
OPCS Version 4.6, Volume I - Tabular List supersedes OPCS Version 4.5 Volume I.
This version has been completed in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Information Centre for Health and Social Care.
Volumes I and II are available to order as a pack (ISBN 9780113228683), offering a saving of 10% against purchasing the two volumes separately, 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.
Tabular list of three digit categories
Tabular list of four digit categories
Tabular lists are comprised of anatomically based chapters, most of which are 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 alphabetical character for each chapter forms the prefix of the three and four digit character codes within it.
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