Ardens provides three packages which contain a varying amount of localisation, including Starter, Plus and Pro. For further information, please see below. Ardens can also provide a Referral Management tool called Ardens Connect. For more information on this, please contact us.
Ardens Starter has resources based on national guidance including:
Consultation Templates and Care Plan Templates Diaries, Scores and Screening Templates Diagnostic and Referral Criteria Procedure Templates and Consent Forms Formularies and Drug Monitoring Templates QOF Templates and National Enhanced Services Templates Want to see what else we can do to help you? Check out Ardens Plus & Ardens Pro
Ardens Plus has some localisation for additional value & includes:
- End of Life Prescribing & Drug Charts
- Lifestyle Referral Forms
- Local Enhanced Services
- Referral Safety Nets
- Mental Wellbeing Referral Forms
- Resuscitation Forms
To see how Ardens can help even further, please see Ardens Pro
End of Life Prescribing
Ardens Plus greatly simplifies End Of Life prescribing. To access the ‘End of Life’ template go to autoconsultation > ardens Consultations D – L. At the bottom of the ‘End of Life’ template is a link to the ‘EOL Formulary’. On the EOL formulary click to prescribe & print your EOL medications. Then click the ‘Community Drug Chart’ which automatically merges the prescribed drugs, so you can just check, print & sign. You can also see a short video demonstration of the End of Life templates here
Local Lifestyle Wellbeing Letters
Lifestyle advice is often a component of many Primary Care Consultations. Having quick access to services that you can signpost your patients to is essential. This letter includes your local services such as wellbeing services, Quitters, weight management, drug and substances misuse services contact details and also other useful resources like NHS Choices and One You. If you have any local services that you would like listed please just email us the details and we’ll get them added for you. To access this, click the ‘Doctors Bag’ icon under the patient’s name – ‘General > Vitals & Lifestyle’, you will then see the ‘Lifestyle Wellbeing’ Letter. It can also be found on all the tabs of the ‘NHS Health Check’ template and on the ‘Care Navigation and Signposting’ template. For further information please see the Support Desk Article.
Local Enhanced Services Templates
The LES templates & reports ensure all your local service specifications are all in one place. This saves you hunting in folders for this & wasting valuable time. All you need to do is email us a copy of your service specifications and we’ll do the rest. If any changes or updates are made, please just remember to let us know too. For further information please see the Support Desk Article.
Local Mental Wellbeing Letter
Mental health is often a component of many Primary Care Consultations. Having quick access to services that you can signpost your patients to is essential. This letter includes your local IAPT/CBT service contact details and also other useful resources like Mindfulness and Citizens Advice Bureau. Please just email us these details and we’ll get them added for you. To access this, click the ‘Doctors Bag’ icon under the patient’s name > Psychosocial tab. You’ll see the Mental Wellbeing Letter next to the leaflets. It can also be found on all the Mental Health consultation templates too. For further information please see the Support Desk Article.
Local Referral Safety Netting Letter
The referral process is often fraught with potential dangers and can easily lead to significant events. To help reduce the likelihood of patients not attending an urgent hospital appointment, Ardens has a quick ‘Safety Net Referral Advice’ Letter. You can easily print this out during your consultation to give to your patient. This will not only ensure that the patient gets to their appointment, but will protect you medico-legally and will also reduce some of the calls your surgery gets asking you to chase up referrals. To access this letter, click the ‘Doctors Bag’ icon under the patient’s name. You’ll see a ‘Referral safety net advice’ tick box & a link to ‘Launch Safety Net’.
Local DNR Resuscitations Form
Ardens can give you quick and easy access to your local Resus Form. This can save lots of time & ensure that everything is completed easily and accurately. Just email us your forms and we’ll add them to SystmOne for you. To access this, on the ‘Resus & TEP’ template you’ll see a link to print this. The form will automatically merge the appropriate fields. Add your colour printer to your surgery network so you can print this from your own room.
Ardens Pro has further localisation for maximum value & includes:
With Ardens Pro certain formularies can be localised for your CCG. For example, the Isle of Wight CCG has a localised End of Life Formulary which has helped standardise prescribing and has also provided cost savings. The CCG and/or GP Practice just need to inform Ardens of any specific changes to the existing Ardens formularies that are required. We will then makes these updates and ensure a Clinical Governance process is followed. Local CCG formularies can only be provided if a direct relationship is held between Ardens and the CCG Medicines Management team. For further information, please see this Support Desk Article and this Formulary List. (Please note that this does not include localisation of practice specific formularies or dispensing items.)
Local Referral Forms
With Ardens Pro referral forms can be localised for your CCG. For example, Portsmouth CCG now have all their urgent 2 week wait, routine, prior approvals & community referral forms easily accessible all in one place. This has helped standardise & improve the referral process. The CCG and/or GP Practice just need to inform Ardens of any new referral forms or changes to existing forms. We will then make these updates, saving you time and hassle. A Directory of Services can also be provided but is dependent on the CCG having a ‘SystmOne CCG Reporting Unit’ and granting Ardens the appropriate access rights to this unit. In most cases, we will only be able to provide this service if your CCG has a contract with Ardens. For further information, please see this Support Desk Article. (Please note that this does not include localisation of practice specific, in-house documents and letters.)
If you have any CCG or locality pathways, simply forward these on to us. We’ll ensure they are incorporated in Ardens so that they can be easily accessed & followed. (Please note that this does not include localisation of practice specific pathways.)
Prior Approval Forms
Keeping on top of the seemingly ever changing local Prior Approvals can be a real chore. With Ardens Pro we do this all for you, freeing up yet more of your valuable time.