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Clinical Coding Read Version 2

Workshop Agenda:

Session 1:

  • Welcome, introductions and objectives
  • Read Codes  - definition and purpose
  • The history of Read Codes and their development
  • Differences between coding in primary and secondary care
  • Why Read Code?
  • The structure of Read V2 – chapters and hierarchy

Session 2:

  • Common abbreviations
  • [  ] Codes derived from secondary care
  • Search techniques

Session 3:

  • Common coding errors
  • The importance of episodicity
  • Hints and tips on coding correctly
  • Practice coding exercises

Session 4:

  • Practical coding exercises continued
  • Action planning

Workshop Objective

Designed specifically for primary care staff new to or involved in clinical coding using Read Version 2, this workshop will enable delegates to feel confident that they are coding correctly.  Delegates will understand the structure of Read V2 and how this assists in selecting the correct code.  The workshop will explore different search techniques and raise awareness of common pitfalls and errors to avoid.  Practical exercises will consolidate learning from this workshop.

Who should attend

Any practice staff new to clinical coding using Read version 2, or wishing to reassure themselves that they are coding correctly.

Workshop Duration

Full Day - For a single practice team only.