National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure (NICIP) Code Set

The National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Code Set (NICIP Code Set) is a comprehensive national standard set of codes and descriptions for imaging procedures and is maintained by the UK Terminology Centre.  It is intended for use in all Imaging Department information systems.

The NICIP Code Set was approved by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care (ISB) and is mandated for all in-scope use cases. Further detail about the initial information standard and subsequent amendments can be found on the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care website at: ISB 0148 "Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Codes".

The NICIP Code Set is released biannually. The release dates are the 1st of April and the 1st of October each year.

All versions of the NICIP Code Set, both with and without SNOMED CT maps, are only available from the Technology Reference Data Update Distribution (TRUD).

Clinicians and system managers working with the Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Radiology Information Systems (RIS) can make requests for additions to the NICIP Code Set. All requests must first be checked for conformance to the Editorial Principles.

Requests for changes to the NICIP Code Set should be made via the Information Standards Service Desk and clearly marked “Diagnostic Imaging."

For further information on the National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Code Set, see the NHS Digital website at: National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure (NICIP) Code Set.