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Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) (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?
  • A brief look at Read V2
  • How is CTV3 different from Read V2
  • The structure of CTV3 – understanding concepts and terms
  • Preferred terms and synonyms
  • 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 Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) this workshop will enable delegates to understand the development and structure of CTV3 and how this differs from previous versions of Read Codes.  Delegates will learn different search techniques to ensure that the correct codes are found and the workshop will raise awareness around some of the common coding errors made in general practice.   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 in order to consolidate learning.

Who should attend

Any practice staff either new to, or wishing to brush up on their clinical coding skills using CTV3

Workshop Duration

Haly Day