The request for the addition of an OPCS-4 code for ventral mesh rectopexy was submitted by a Clinical Coding Service Manager at a National Health Service trust on the basis of the absence of a code. This was not a request from the Government or a third party.
OPCS-4 is updated on a three-yearly basis. Any new or updated codes for ventral mesh rectopexy will be available for use by the NHS and system supplier implementation in the next update to OPCS-4. The next update to OPCS-4 (OPCS-4.9) is scheduled for 1 April 2020.