The ICPC-3 Project started January 2018  and runs for a period of three and half years.

  • Upcomming ICPC-3 Taskforce meeting: September 4th, 2019

  • The Zoom meeting is hosted by the Department of Primary and Community Health Care, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

In the ICPC-3 Project a new version of the ICPC and an Interface Terminology for Primary Care is under development, based on a novel approach for classification development, i.e. based on a content-model.

  • This novel approach takes into account all desired uses of ICPC in International and different National Primary Care, and Community Care settings.
  • There will be consistency with the principle of interoperability within the Framework of the WHO Family of International Classifications and within Clinical Terminologies.
  • It is also aimed to create a stable model to support continuous central development and maintenance of the ICPC and Interface Terminology.
  • The ICPC-3 Project Secretariat is hosted by the Department of Primary and Community Care / Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • The ICPC-3 Consortium is founded specifically for the development and future maintenance of ICPC-3.

Project lead

  • The two project leaders of the ICPC-3 Project are both experts in the development of International Classifications, medical terminology and medical informatics.
  • Both have been engaged in the WHO-FIC PC Taskforce for development of  a concept Primary Care linearization of the ICD-11; Kees van Boven as one of the Co-Chairs.
  • The concept linearization for PC of the ICD-11 has not been completed yet, and needs to be further discussed and developed.
  • The insights gained in the work on the concept PC linearization of the ICD-11 is partly feeding into the development of the ICPC-3.
  • These insights can also assist in improving the further development of  ICD-11, as the content for the PC linearization at this moment is based on the ICPC-2, which will be replaced by the ICPC-3 in 2020.
  • ICPC-3 can assist to improve ICD-11 for Primary Care and make it suitable for data-exchange in Electronic Health Records.