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Force Recording Activities on TPP SystmOne Community

July 1, 2015 — administrator

Some community units require that an activity is added at every patient contact. You can remind your staff to always add an activity by enforcing this policy.

 1. Click Setup > Users & Policy > Organisation Preferences (you need administrator access rights to access this screen).

Record Problem Substances on TPP SystmOne GP

June 11, 2015 — administrator

To record a problem substance for a patient:-

1. Retrieve the required patient record and right-click on the Problem Substances node of the clinical tree > Record Problem Substance.

2. Enter the Start Date, Problem Substance Type, Drug, Frequency, Route of Administration and Age of first use as required. 

Control who can block appointments in your organisation (TPP SystmOne GP, Community, Child Health)

June 4, 2015 — administrator

TPP have recently introduced a change to allow system administrators to control who can and who cannot block appointments. This is especially useful in organisations where clinicians and admin staff block appointments which others wish to override and use. 

To control who can block appointments:-

1. Click Setup > Users & Policy > Organisation Preferences. 

2. On the tree on the left hand side of the window, click Appointments > Block Appointments. 

Notifications in TPP SystmOne (GP, Community, Child Health etc)

April 2, 2015 — administrator

Notifications in SystmOne are the equivalent of sending an email to another user. They are not patient specific and are used for general communications to other SystmOne users. The message never leaves the platform and so are a very secure way to send communications. 

1. Click User > New Notification or CTRL+E to start.

Changing the type of BP reading during a consultation TPP SystmOne

March 25, 2015 — administrator

During a consultation you can change the type of BP reading taken to standing, sitting, lying etc. This can only be done when using the New Consultation method. Your consultation type can be changed in User Preferences. 

1. Open a patient record and click Start Consultation. 

2. Right-click in the required field (History, Examination etc) and click Insert BP from the popup menu.

3. Enter the BP reading and use the drop down menu to select the type. 

Using the new F12 Launcher on TPP SystmOne (GP, Community, Child Health etc)

March 24, 2015 — administrator

TPP have recently updated SystmOne with a feature that people have been asking for. You can now assign frequently used clinical templates, questionnaires, auto consultations and protocols to a key on your keyboard for fast access whilst in a consultation. This guide will how you how to set them up and use them in a patient record.


1. From your F8 Home Screen, press the F12 key on your keyboard.

TPP and EMIS announce direct data sharing

March 16, 2015 — administrator

EMIS announced last week that they will start direct data sharing with TPP in a move that will see the majority of the UK's patient records available (at no extra cost) to any clinicians involved in the patient's care. 

It has long been a frustration, especially to community and urgent care units, to be unable to see required information from organisations using a different clinical system to their own. 

Using the Tabbed Journal and Filters in TPP SystmOne

March 16, 2015 — administrator

The Tabbed Journal offers improved functionality and filtering over the New Journal. The screen by default offers set tabs to display data recorded at different locations in date order. For instance, you can click GP data to quickly show all data recorded at the patient's GP surgery. There are also tabs for Community data, Urgent Care admissions and Local Data (data entered at your organisation).

In the example below, we will create a new tab to show data entered by yourself.