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Using the eMED3 Fit Notes Feature in EMIS LV

November 5, 2012 — administrator

This guide shows how to issue an eMED3 fit note statement whilst using the consultation mode of EMIS LV. eMED3s can also be accessed in the patients medical record and only GPs are allowed to issue electronic versions of an eMED3 (although other staff can issue duplicates and 'issued by hand' eMED3s).


The Importance of the 'Next' button in TPP SystmOne

October 26, 2012 — administrator

When adding bulk or back dated data into a patient's record in SystmOne, it is vital that the Next button is understood and used. This is especially important when summarising patient notes.


The Next button has two main uses:-

  • To separate consultations for GPs, Nurses and other clinical staff and
  • Summarising patient notes received from the Health Authority after registering a new patient. 

Either way, what the Next button allows you to do is to enter information under different 'events'.

TPP SystmOne GP Enhanced Services Clinical Templates Updates DES

October 26, 2012 — administrator

The new version (2.1) of the Enhanced Services Clinical Templates by Pricare are now available to download and import into SystmOne GP. Please log in to your area and proceed to the Downloads section. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can sign up and access all Pricare materials here.

Finding and dealing with QOF "Target Patients" quickly on TPP SystmOne

October 19, 2012 — administrator

Part 1 - Finding the patients

There may be the odd patients on your system who have a high number of QOF alerts and potentially costing your surgery a lot of money. To quickly display your "top" patients follow the steps below. We will then deal with individual patients.


How to send a fax or SMS text message using your email account (Outlook Web Access NHSMail)

October 19, 2012 — administrator

Users of registered email accounts can send faxes and SMS text messages using their email client. This service is provided free of charge to owners of these accounts. Any NHS employee can sign up for an account by visiting and following the sign up procedure (any problems with signing up must be directed through your local IT helpdesk).


Two new GP surgeries use DOH banned premium rate 084 numbers

October 19, 2012 — administrator

Two GP surgeries have recently introduced 084 telephone numbers despite a decision by the Department of Health to ban the use of premium rate numbers in the NHS.

Director of the fair telecoms campaign, David Hickson, has highlighted the cases of Northgate Village Surgery in Chester and Park Surgery in Kent in his ongoing fight against discriminatory telephone charges in the NHS.

CSC cannot donate GP code under open source license

October 16, 2012 — administrator


CSC says that it cannot give away or donate the code for its three primary care software systems without incurring legal obligations.
Attendees at the iSoft User Group conference last week were told that while making the code available under an open source license would be theoretically possible, there are a host of practical difficulties – including liability for clinical safety – that would have to be overcome.

CCGs may take five years to be successful, say commissioning leaders

October 15, 2012 — administrator


CCGs may take up to five years to successfully engage GPs and bring about meaningful changes to their local health service, one of the country’s most senior GP commissioning leaders has warned.
Speaking at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham last week, Dr Johnny Marshall, interim partnership development director of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), insisted that CCGs’ engagement with practices was ‘improving’ but acknowledged that in some areas it was ‘not good’.