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CONTACT DETAILS

  1. General Enquiries about the NHS Data Dictionary:
  2. Data and Information Standards Programme
    NHS Information Authority
    Aqueous II
    Rocky Lane
    Birmingham
    B6 5RQ

    NHS Data Dictionary Feedback Form

    Data and Information Standards Programme Website:
    Internet: http://www.nhsia.nhs.uk/datastandards/pages/ NHSnet:
    http://nww.nhsia.nhs.uk/datastandards/pages

  3. The NHS Information Standards Board:
  4. The NHS Information Standards Board
    Aqueous II
    Rocky Lane
    Birmingham
    B6 5RQ

    Internet: http://www.isb.nhs.uk/
    NHSnet: http://nww.isb.nhs.uk/

  5. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES):
  6. HES Codes, Classifications & Definitions:

    Dept SD2HES
    Room 430B
    Department of Health
    Skipton House
    80 London Road
    London
    SE1 6LW
    Tel: 020 7972 5563

    HES Processing Enquiries:

    HES Help Desk
    IBM Global Services
    Normandy House
    Bunnian Place
    Basingstoke
    Hampshire RG21 7EJ
    Tel: 01256 344186

    HES information and publications are available from:

    Internet: DH Website - HES

  7. Clinical Coding general enquiries:

    International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)
    Classification of Surgical Operations and Procedures Fourth Revision Consolidated Version (OPCS-4)
    Clinical Terms (The Read Codes)

    For all general enquiries, contact:

    NHS Information Authority Help Desk
    Aqueous II
    Rocky Lane
    Birmingham
    B6 5RQ
    Direct Telephone Line: 0121 333 0420
    Fax: 0121 333 0421

    Clinical Coding Products:

    Contact the NHS Information Authority Help Desk, Direct Telephone Line 0121 333 0420 for:

    • Electronic copies of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) Volumes 1, 2 and 3;
      • The ICD-10 metadata file and its specification;
      • The ICD-10 Codes and Titles (on diskette);
      • The ICD-10 Tables of Equivalence (on diskette);
    • The Alphabetical Index of Classification of Surgical Operations and Procedures (Fourth Revision Consolidated Version (OPCS-4) in hard copy;
      • Electronic format of Index and Tabular List of OPCS-4;
      • OPCS-4 metadata file and its specification;
    • The Clinical Terminology Browser is released every six months (March and September) and distributed on CD-ROM;
    • Clinical Terms (The Read Codes) is released to licensees every six months (March and September) as flat ASCII files and distributed on CD-ROM.

    Hard copy versions of ICD-10 and the Tabular List of OPCS-4 are available from The Stationery Office (formerly HMSO).

  8. NHS Administrative Codes:
  9. The National Administrative Codes Service of the NHS Information Authority:

    General enquiries to NACS should be addressed to:

    Help Desk
    National Administrative Codes Service
    NHS Information Authority
    Hexagon House
    Pynes Hill
    Rydon Lane
    Exeter
    Devon EX2 5SE
    nacs@nhsia.nhs.uk
    Tel: 01392 251 289
    Fax: 01392 687 085

  10. Postcodes:
  11. Postcode and Geographic Area Queries
    All Fields Postcode Directory
    Areas of Residence Classification
    NHS Organisation Manual
    1991 Frozen Postcode File
    Communal Establishment File

    Tel: 01329 813243 or 813477
    Fax: 01329 813383
    e-mail: ons.geography@ons.gov.uk
    Internet: http://www.statistics.gov.uk
    ONS Geography Customer Services Unit
    Office for National Statistics
    Segensworth Road
    Titchfield
    Fareham
    Hants
    PO15 5RR