Setting up your residential or nursing homes
Download the Care home search or request install from the PCIT hub.
If installing it yourself, ensure you put it within the Primary Care IT folder.
Within the Care homes folder you will see a search as below
Edit: Home: YOUR RESIDENTIAL OR NURSING HOME by:
- Right hand mouse clicking on the name of the search
- Click edit:
You will then see the following:
In rule 2 there are two features available depending on how your residential/nursing home is addressed. Edit “ENTER THE NAME OF YOUR HOME KEEPING THE STAR*” with the name of your residential/nursing home immediately followed by a * (eg: Meadowfield*), then edit the postcode field. If your residential/nursing home has a number and street for the first line, use the second feature instead. You do not have to delete the unused feature.
Rename the search as the name of your residential/nursing home. If you have more than one residential/nursing homes then make copies of the existing search and alter the details (not forgetting the * at the end). The quickest method is to edit the existing search then use “Save as” to save with a new name reflecting the name of the care home.
If you haven't entered the address of your care homes consistently e.g. different capitalisation or spelling mistakes you will need to rectify this before using this method of identifying your patients.
Run the searches you have amended.
This will then add this code to all these patient records in bulk and you are finished!