CMFT Clinical Coding Bring Your Coding Career to Life

Introducing Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)

CMFT comprises a total of 6 world class hospitals based over 3 sites in Manchester.

Each hospital site is served by excellent transport links to Central & Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire & beyond with London only a 2 hour rail journey away. The trust offers the following travel benefits:

  • Onsite parking facilities
  • Car share scheme
  • Park & ride scheme
  • Shuttle bus service between Oxford Road campus & Trafford Hospital
  • Interest free loans for purchase of annual travel tickets
  • Discounted weekly & monthly Stagecoach bus tickets

Manchester is currently being transformed into a Cycle City with an additional 60km of cycle lanes being built, in addition to improvements to the current routes leading directly to CMFT sites, with plentiful onsite facilities for secure storage of your bicycle during your work day.

Cmft clinical coding - WhAt we Can offer YoU

  • Management team with combined coding experience of nearly 60 years.
  • Mentoring programme for coders.
  • Team of 39 coders trust wide with divisional focus.
  • Proven track record of NCCQ success (13 A.C.C on staff).
  • Structured induction training programme for novice coders (delivered in house).
  • Structured training plan for all grades of staff.
  • Broad range of services offering opportunities to code complex & challenging specialties such as Metabolic disorders, Burns, Renal/Bone Marrow/Liver transplant surgery, Haematology & Oncology, Obstetrics, Thoracic Medicine.
  • Career progression pathways & opportunities.
  • Trust Board & Medical Director support for Clinical Coding agenda.
  • Well informed & engaged clinicians working closely with the Coding department.
  • 3M MediCode encoder used to support coders in delivering high quality, accurate coded data.

Meet the Management team

Ben Dearden - Business Manager (Clinical Coding & Health Records)

Ben has 16 years experience within the NHS, and in his current role is the senior manager responsible for the Clinical Coding, Health Records & Business Analytics departments. Ben's key objective is to ensure that patient information is captured effectively, coded accurately & completely and utilised through Business Analytics to help improve the quality and safety of care for our patients.

Central to Ben's role is a need to use Business Analytics to identify patterns & opportunities in coded data, which are then fed into Coding Improvement strategies.

Clinical coding Improvement Team

The Clinical Coding Improvement team undertake an externally focused role, working closely with lead clinicians & senior managers to ensure the importance of Clinical Coding is understood & maintains a high profile throughout the trust.

Their main responsibilities include Clinical engagement, validation of coded data, development of coding data capture solutions, promotion of the coding agenda & development/implementation of service improvement measures to align with the trusts Coding Improvement Strategy.

Gareth Jones -A.C.C Coding Improvement Programme Manager

Gareth has 17 years of NHS experience, 16 of which have been spent in Clinical Coding roles across 2 acute trusts. Entering the industry as a Clinical Coding Assistant in 2001, before becoming a Clinical Coder later that year, he went on to work in a range of coding, coding audit & coding data quality roles before moving to CMFT to become a Senior Clinical Coder in 2008.

Gareth progressed to Deputy Clinical Coding Manager of the Children's Division in 2009, shortly before the trust relocated Childrens clinical services from Booth Hall, St Mary's & the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital in Pendlebury to the new Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital at the CMFT Oxford Road Campus.

Gareth has coded a wide variety of specialities including, Burns, Obstetrics, Haematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Metabolics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Orthopaedics, Endocrinology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, General Medicine & ENT to name a few.

In 2012 Gareth was recruited to become 1 of the trusts 2 Coding Improvement Managers, before becoming Programme Manager in 2015.

Gareth achieved his Accredited Clinical Coder status in 2009.

Caroline Poole A.c.c - Coding improvement deputy manager

Caroline has 20+ years of NHS experience, 19 of which have been spent in coding roles at 2 acute trusts. Caroline initially joined coding as a Clinical Coder in 1998, before leaving the trust in 2007, Caroline then re-joined CMFT in 2009 as Deputy Clinical Coding Manager for the Surgical Division. Caroline then joined the coding improvement team in 2016 as Deputy Manager.

Caroline has coded a wide variety of specialties including Trauma & Orthopaedics, Paediatric Surgery, Urology, ENT & Oncology.

Caroline achieved Accredited Clinical Coder status in 2008.

Deputy coding managers

The Deputy Coding Managers are leaders of the divisional coding teams, ensuring flow of casenotes through the department. Alongside the operational management they carry out, the DCM's also mentor their coding staff, providing 1st line coding query resolution & provide the key link with the operational management teams within their division.

Louise Todd a.c.c

Louise has 10 years of NHS experience, 9 of which have been spent in Clinical Coding roles in CMFT. Louise initially joined the department as a Trainee Clinical Coder in 2008, before progressing to Senior Clinical Coder in 2011 & Deputy Clinical Coding Manager in 2015.

Louise has coded a wide range of specialties, including Paediatric Haematology, Paediatric Oncology, Spinal Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Renal Medicine & Renal Transplant Surgery.

Louise achieved Accredited Clinical Coder status with distinction in 2011.

Heather midgley

Heather has 12 years of NHS experience, 11 of which have been spent in coding roles at CMFT. Heather initially joined coding as a Trainee Clinical Coder in 2005, before becoming a Senior Clinical Coder in 2007 progressing to become Deputy Clinical Coding Manager in 2009.

Heather has has coded a wide range of specialties including head, Maxillofacial Surgery, ENT, Urology, Renal Transplant, Nephrology, Obstetrics, Dental, Opthalmology.

The Coding teams Senior clinical coders & clinical coders

With a coding team of 39 across 7 clinical divisions, CMFT has one of the largest coding teams in the country.

Our teams have an abundance of skills & knowledge of the many varied & complex specialties that makes life as a CMFT coder challenging, but ultimately very rewarding.

CMFT coders are very helpful & always willing to share their expertise with colleagues, helping to ensure the continued high qualitative standards that the department consistently achieves across such a diverse workload.

Our hospitals

RoYal manchester children's hOspital

The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) provides specialist healthcare services for children & young people throughout the North West, as well as nationally & internationally.

The hospital see's over 40,000 inpatient admissions a year across a range of specialties including oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, burns, metabolics, neurosurgery & spinal surgery. With 371 beds it is the largest single-site children's hospital in the UK.

Manchester Royal Infirmary

The Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) was formed in 1752, it is a large teaching hospital for Manchester University's Medical School and a specialist regional centre for kidney and pancreas transplants, haematology and sickle cell disease. Our Heart Centre is a major provider of cardiac services in the region, specialising in cardiology & cardiothoracic surgery. The A&E department see's around 145,000 patients each year.

The MRI can boast many medical breakthroughs, the most recent being the first hospital in the UK to carry out urology surgery using a handheld robotic device and fully 3D system.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) provides secondary and tertiary care to residents of Greater Manchester and beyond.

The MREH provides an extensive range of services and facilities for both adults and children, these include the Emergency Eye Centre, Acute Referral Centre, Opthalmic Imaging, Ultrasound Unit, Electrodiagnosis, Laser Unit, Optometry, Orthoptics, Ocular Prosthetics & the state-of-the-art Manchester Eye Bank.

Mancheter Royal Eye Hospital was 200 years old in 2014.

Saint mary's hospital

Saint Mary's Hospital (SMH) was founded in 1790 and, over the years, has successfully developed a wide range of world class medical services for women, babies and children as well as a comprehensive Genetics Centre and an internationally recognised teaching and research portfolio. SMH leading edge services are tailored to meet the needs of the local population in Central Manchester and patients with complex needs referred from other areas.

SMH is a Regional Centre of Excellence commited to providing the highest quality of care to patients and their families from the North a west and beyond.

Trafford general hospital

Trafford General Hospital (TGH) is a district general hospital in Davyhulme, providing healthcare services including, Diabetes, General Surgery, General Medicine, Childrens services, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Elderly Care, Respiratory Medicine & ENT to a population of over 200,000 in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester.

Trafford General Hospital (previously known as Park Hospital) is regarded as the first National Health Service hospital, it was visited by Aneurin Bevan, Minister for Health, on 4th July 1948 at the start of the NHS (see photo above).

university dental hospital of manchester

Th University Dental Hospital of Manchester (UDHM) is one of the key specialist dental hospitals in the UK. Around 90,000 patients, both adults and children, come to UHDM for treatment every year.

UHDM is situated on the Manchester University Campus and brings together a wide range of experts from the University Dental School & CMFT, it is responsible for training the next generation of dentists and dental professionals.

CitYLabs DevelopmenT - research & innovation

Citylabs is a 100,000 sq ft biomedical centre of excellence located on the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) the heart of Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter and the largest clinical academic campus in Europe.

A partnership development by Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), Bruntwood, CMFT and Manchester City Council, Citylabs comprises a beautiful Grade II listed building along with new purpose-built laboratory and office facilities for life science companies. The unique partnership approach means that companies based at Citylabs have direct access to specialist clinical resources and expertise from researchers, clinicians and procurement teams based within the hospitals. This enables a better understanding of patient and clinician needs and the ability to develop and trial new medical technologies in a real clinical setting.

Citylabs is one of the only developments of its kind in the UK, representing a stronger relationship between the NHS, academic health science communities and industry, and is strategically aligned with the NHS’ ‘Innovation, Health and Wealth’ agenda.

Cmft trust visioN

Our vision is to be recognised internationally as leading healthcare, excelling in quality, safety, paitient experience, research, innovation and teaching, dedicated to to improving health & well-being for our diverse population.

We aim to POSITION the trust as:

  • The leading provider of tertiary and specialist services in the North West
  • A prestigious internationally renowned centre for research and innovation
  • An excellent district general hospital for the residents of central Manchester
  • At the heart of the regeneration of Manchester
  • The best place to train and work

And we are committed to:

  • Treating our customers safely, courteously and with dignity and respect
  • Providing care and treatments for patients with state of the art facilities that are clean and free from infection
  • Delivering care, treatment and advice that combines clinical excellence with the highest standards of patient safety, is based upon the best research and employs the latest clinical technologies
  • Offering a unique range of services to the North West treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases

CMFT trust values

Click below to see how at CMFT we Live our Values & put our hearts into what we do

Experience Manchester & Beyond

The Oxford Road site is well serviced by city centre amenities with banks, post office, supermarkets and several food outlets nearby along with Manchester’s vibrant art, culture, restaurant, sporting and social scene on the doorstep.

Art, culture, Sport, shopping & a Vibrant social Scene are all on the doorstep when you work at Cmft

So now you have seen what A Coding career in central manchester has to offer, we hope you want to come join our team & bring your coding career to life!


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