About Us


The purpose of the CCSD is to: 

  • Establish and maintain a common standard of procedure codes and narratives that reflect current medical practice within the independent healthcare sector by publishing the CCSD Schedule
  • Establish and maintain industry standard codes for diagnostic tests (launched in September 2013) to drive further standardisation of coding
  • Make this standard available to all those working in the sector at a minimal, equitable charge that does not limit adoption or usage
  • Update the standard in-line with new technologies and changes in medical practice


 Two workstreams are responsible for CCSD work:

  • The CCSD Board acts as a steering committee, providing overall direction and strategy and ensures that the CCSD delivers against its strategic objectives
  • The CCSD Working Group is responsible for ongoing maintenance of the CCSD Schedule.  The Working Group discusses and decides the outcomes of any new procedure amendment requests and other changes to the Schedule



  • The CCSD Board acts as a steering committee, providing overall direction and strategy and ensures that the CCSD delivers against its strategic objectives
  • The CCSD Working Group is responsible for ongoing maintenance of the CCSD Schedule.  The Working Group discusses and decides the outcomes of any new procedure amendment requests and other changes to the Schedule

The CCSD Group does not:

Discuss or determine levels of agreement for re-imbursement or fees.

Define consultant or anaesthetist classifications

Reimbursement is decided by each insurer. It is suggested that reimbursement queries are discussed directly with the respective insurance company