NHS Digital is responsible for the publication and maintenance of the NHS Information Standards ICD and OPCS-4 on behalf of the UK, as well as other products to support the implementation of these clinical classifications and derivative products.
The NHS Digital Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service sets the national clinical coding standards for these classifications in England and is the definitive source for these standards and guidance.
See DCB0084: OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures for the Information Standards Notice for OPCS-4, which is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Read more about the OPCS-4 classification on Delen.
Email OPCS-4 questions or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) to OPCS-4 code cross reference file has a GTIN for every OPCS-4 code.
Releases of this item contain the data file and guidance on the creation and management of GTINs for OPCS-4.
The technical preview code list was originally drafted to support a refresh of the ISB 1572 Sensitive Data standards and for no other purpose.
The legal basis for patient identifiable data and sensitive information changed with the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. However, the legal and policy context and interpretation for sensitive and/or legally restricted data has not been fully established due to the changes in legislation since the original standard was released.
As a result, this supporting code list has remained static since April 2016. NHS Digital will update the codes once an updated policy and instruction is provided by our commissioners.
Releases of this item contain these TXT- and XML-format files:
to support OPCS-4 implementation.
The files are designed for NHS information departments and NHS system suppliers to upload into patient administration systems, and to help data analysts with the comparison of data collected using the current and previous versions of OPCS-4.
The files are neither designed nor intended for training purposes.
Find implementation guidance and other OPCS-4 resources on the OPCS-4 pages on Delen.
The Information Standards Notice describes the mandate for NHS and NHS supplier implementation.
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