ACC Clinical Coding

Contracting for Independent Health Organisations UK




Clinical coding is the translation of medical terminologies into nationally recognised alpha-numerical clinical codes. It involves extracting and analysing clinical information from patients’ records, and assigning clinical codes while adhering to national rules, standards and conventions.
"Clinical coders are entirely dependent on clear, accurate information about all diagnoses and procedures in order to produce a true picture of hospital activity and to ensure that the maximum income is obtained for this activity."



Lucy Ishida
E-mail: l.ishida@btopenworld.com
Mobile: 07710513868



Personal Profile:

  • ACC Senior Clinical Coder since September 2013
  • Coding since 9th June 2009
  • Interest in Clinical Coding Data Quality
  • Project: Coding for Collation and Presentation of T-O data for
  • Clinical Queries to Surgical Team and Clinical Coding Department BHRH
  • Pilot Study: Re-coding and Coding of Clinical Dental Data KCH
  • Broad case mix exposure over time
  • Coding from different sources
  • Using varied technological media
  • Aiming at high level of accuracy and timely output
  • Up to date clinical coding training and development
  • Information Analysis, Research & Audit for GP Practice Population
  • Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Diagnoses and Surgical Procedures
  • Graphic Representations of Surgical Procedures
  • Psychology Laboratory and Statistical Testing
  • Advisory Capacity

Work Experience -

NHS Contracting Full Time:

  • Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex NHS Trust
  • Hastings Conquest Hospital, East Sussex NHS Trust
  • Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - King’s Dental
  • King George's Hospital BHRH NHS Trust
  • Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Hospital of St Bartholomew - Barts Health NHS Trust
  • St George's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital - Barts Health NHS Trust

NHS Full Time Employment:

  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Central Middlesex Hospital, North West London NHS Trust
  • Northwick Park Hospital, North West London NHS Trust
  • University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust