Tuesday, 31 July 2007

DLM 235

DLM 235 has arrived and now our topics drag and drop is broken :(

Stuff on the forum about this and 237 is near which will fix it. Annoying though.

Topics are normally a nice way of organising the recording of stuff in your consultation when the patient has more than one thing they wish to discuss. Which is generally always...


Monday, 30 July 2007

totw: dates and sums

Back. Rained a lot in Brittany. Pah. Italy next year, I think. Still, nice cider, pastries and cakes. :)

Shamelessly plagiarising the forum, this tip is well worth knowing. In some date and value entry boxes on forms you can use shorthand notation and calculations. This is very useful for, for example, working out quantities with reducing doses. i.e. '8 a day and then reduce by 1 tab every 2 days to zero' can be calculated as '(8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)*2' in the quantity box. (72!).

You can also do this with dates in some places. So 't+2w' will work out 'today + 2 weeks'. Same for months - though this uses calendar months, so if you do '31/1/2007+1m' it will take you to 28th Feb 2o07. Different GP systems have implemented this month increment in different ways, I think.

'DOB' unsurprisingly gets you the patient's Date of Birth, but for some reason does not work with sums, at least in therapy.


Monday, 9 July 2007


I am off on holiday for 2 weeks from Friday to here:

so expect things to be kinda quiet on the blogging front. Though always looking for other authors - contact me if you would like to join in!

In Vision you can block off holidays using Events in Appointments. Though here we just do it by hand...


Friday, 6 July 2007

Remove consent for ECS

This is done in Patient Registrations, on the Consent tab.


Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Med reviews and recalls

Only in 2 days this week. Busy, busy. See patients. Sign prescriptions. Phone calls etc etc etc.

And given it is now July I better do the med reviews for June! And look at how the recalls are doing from May / June.

So - busy. Will post something more useful on Thursday I hope.