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We are currently reviewing our training and support materials. Online support materials will continue to be available, including the NCIS Data Dictionary, Coding Manual, Coding newsletter, explanatory notes and search guides.
However, our online NCIS Coder training manuals will be unavailable during this time.
NCIS Coders are encourages to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with specific coding queries or to arrange a training session.
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NCIS coding newsletter
The NCIS team produce a quarterly coding tips newsletter about coding, including examples and any additional information. The newsletters can be used as reference material and all editions are published here.
Contact us with feedback and ideas for future newsletters.
NCIS Coding Manual
The NCIS Coding Manual is a reference for those entering data into the NCIS. The manual provides guidance and advice on data fields and common coding scenarios. It contains tailored advice on common external-cause scenarios as well as tips on how to consistently code common scenarios.
NCIS Data Dictionary
The NCIS Data Dictionary is a reference manual for persons involved in entering, interpreting or analysing information in the NCIS. It includes a comprehensive list of all data fields available in the NCIS with definitions and applications.
NCIS Pharmaceutical Substance for Human Use codeset
The Pharmaceutical Substance for Human Use (PSHU) codeset contains all drugs that can be coded in the NCIS. To allow for easier maintenance and revision this codeset is stored separately to the NCIS Data Dictionary.
The PSHU List alphabetically lists all drugs in the PSHU codeset.
The PSHU list including metabolities lists all drugs included in the PSHU codeset, grouped by drug class, category and parent drug. It also includes information about associated metabolites.
The PSHU full codeset is an excel spreadsheet which provides different views of the PSHU codeset. These views include the codeset ordered by class, category, parent drug, a comparison of the 2014 and 2018 versions and explanatory notes.