Clinical Coding Academy Project

The national NHS Classifications Service is working with a number of clinical coding training centres, clinical coding teams and Strategic Health Authorities (SHA’s) to develop regional clinical coding academies that will be accredited by the NHS Classifications Service and will offer a range of courses, as well as being able to support local demand for bespoke courses.

These are being developed through a three phase pilot project to ensure we develop effective models that continue to support the needs of clinical coders; however, all the courses will meet the high standards we require to support accurate, consistent and complete clinical coding.

The last ten years has seen the NCS training strategy provide the bedrock for the academies to build on and to support local training needs. Following years of consolidation we will concentrate on sole delivery of the vital train the trainer and auditor programmes and the training standards framework leaving academies to be the future of training delivery.

At the vanguard of the Clinical Coding Academies Project are the first two pilots on the scheme currently offering clinical coding training courses with the endorsement of NHS Classifications Service, the only central resource for NHS clinical coding:

Any organisation wishing to join the clinical coding academy project scheduled through 2010-11 can contact us via datastandards@nhs.net