Read Coded Clinical Terms

The last release of Read Coded Clinical Terms Version 2 was 1st April 2016.

Description

The last release of Read Coded Clinical Terms Version 2 was 1st April 2016.

The last release of UK Read Coded Clinical Terms  Version 3 was April 2018.

Basic maintenance support will be provided until April 2020.

Information on the withdrawal of Read Coded Clinical Terms Version 2 and CTV3 can be found on the NHS Digital  website at: Read Codes.

The Read Coded Clinical Terms are a comprehensive computerised coded thesaurus for use by clinicians. They are available in two main formats, known as Version 2 and Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3). They are designed for use in the electronic health care record. Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) of the Read Codes is a "Superset" of all the codes from the earlier versions.

Read Coded Clinical Terms  are not acceptable directly for coding Hospital Episode Statistics which are extracted from the Admitted Patient Care Commissioning Data Sets. Version 2 and Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) of the Read Codes contain mapping tables which can be used to generate ICD -10 and OPCS-4 codes.

For further information on Read Coded Clinical Terms, see the NHS Digital  website at: Read Codes.

Also Known As

This Supporting information is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as Read Code

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY CODE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Supporting Information Clinical Coding Introduction references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element DIAGNOSIS SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Attribute DIAGNOSIS SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element DIAGNOSTIC OR PROCEDURE CODING (SEXUAL HEALTH AND HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS RELEVANT READ CODES) references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element FINDING SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Attribute FINDING SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Attribute OBSERVATION SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element OBSERVATION SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Class PATIENT DIAGNOSIS references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (READ) references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element PRIMARY PROCEDURE (READ) references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element PROCEDURE (READ) references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element PROCEDURE SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Attribute PROCEDURE SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element READ CODE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Supporting Information Read Coded Clinical Terms references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS (READ) references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Attribute SITUATION SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms
Data Element SITUATION SCHEME IN USE references in description Read Coded Clinical Terms