Packages

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.

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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

We also include for free a QOF Health Check and your Local Enhanced Services.
Want to see what else we can do to help you?! Check out Ardens Plus & Ardens Pro

QOF Health Check

A free QOF Health Check is included with all packages of Ardens.
Practices who use this frequently increase their income by £3,000 a year and more.
Please see further information here

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.

To access the LES templates, go to autoconsultations > ardens Contracts
Please see example below & for a short overview video see here

SouthamptonLES

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

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Local Lifestyle Referral Forms

Finding your local exercise, weight loss & smoking forms can be frustrating.
With Ardens Plus, we link these to the templates to make this a quick & simple process.
Please email us copies of your forms and we’ll add them for you.

These forms can be easily accessed from the Vitals & Lifestyle template.

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.

Mental Wellbeing Letter

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’.

Referral Safety Netting

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.

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Local Formularies

With Ardens Pro 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.

To access the formularies, simply go to Autoconsultations > Ardens Formularies.

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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.

To access the referral forms, simply click the ‘Orange Arrow’ icon under the patients name.

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.

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Pathways

If you have any local pathways, simply forward these on to us.
We’ll ensure they are incorporated in Ardens so that they can be easily accessed & followed.

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.

Reporting Support

Ardens Pro gives you support for generating your own Business Intelligence Reports.
An example of these reports can be found here

Please note, for Information Governance reasons Ardens just provides support and does not run or produce any reports (unless this is agreed under a separate agreement)