Clinical Coding Toolbox


To ensure the quality of coded clinical data is at its best all clinical coders in the NHS acute sector that use ICD-10 and OPCS-4 must have:

  • received the appropriate training,
  • attended a clinical coding standards course,
  • completed the core curriculum laid out below, and
  • be using the correct coding tools.

Tools in the Box - Core Curriculum for Coders

All clinical coders must have completed the following requirements. Without these basic principles career progression will be limited and the quality of coded clinical data at risk of being below par. Evidence from the former Audit Commissions work to audit clinical coding in the NHS has proved a link between investment in training and accurate data standards.

The links below will take you to the information on the core curriculum as the basis of their work:

Clinical Coder Apprentice - Approved

The Apprenticeship Standard for Clinical Coder has been approved and published by the Institute for Apprenticeships and is now ready for delivery.

Follow the links to the news articles below for more information: