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Clinical Coding Read Version 2 (1/2 day)

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
  • Common abbreviations

Session 2:

  • [  ] Codes derived from secondary care
  • Search techniques
  • Common coding errors
  • The importance of episodicity
  • Hints and tips on coding correctly
  • Practical coding exercises – discharge summaries
  • 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.  This half day workshop is theory-based, with demonstrations provided using the NHS Browser.  A joint practical exercise will be undertaken during the session with input from delegates and a further exercise provided within the workbook should be completed back at practice to consolidate learning.

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

Half Day