OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures

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Description OPCS-4 is a statistical classification for clinical coding of hospital interventions and procedures undertaken by the NHS. The classification is mandatory for use by health care providers to support various forms of data collections for secondary uses
Reference code DCB0084
Has the standard been published? Yes
Nationally Mandated Yes
Status of standard Active
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Standard type Data definitions and terminologies
Documentation Help Text
Link to Documentation https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/information-standards/information-standards-and-data-collections-including-extractions/publications-and-notifications/standards-and-collections/dcb0084-opcs-classification-of-interventions-and-procedures
Contact details standards.assurance@nhs.net
Topic Reference data
Care setting
  • Community health
  • Hospital
  • Maternity
  • Mental health
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
Related standards * SCCI0021: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems (ICD-10) 5th Edition * SCCI0034: SNOMED CT * DCB0160: Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems * DCB0129 Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems
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Assurance This standard has been approved by the [Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB)](https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/information-standards/information-standards-and-data-collections-including-extractions/data-alliance-partnership-board) and published as an information standard notice (ISN)