The Mental Health template includes all requirements for the Mental Health SMI (Severe Mental Illness) review. 

Access the Mental Health template in one of the following ways:

  • Click on the Run Template option within the consultation.
  • Click on the Add > Data using Template option outside of a consultation.

Clicking on either of the options above will display the Template Picker screen. Search for the 'Mental Health (Ardens)' template using the search box provided or folder navigation pane. Select the template and click on OK.

SMI Review

At present, SMI reviews include patients with diagnosis of a bipolar or psychotic disorder.  A patient with depression, anorexia or another mental health illness could also be defined as having a Severe Mental Illness and could have the ‘On SMI Register’ read code added to their record, but because of how QOF has historically defined Mental Health as bipolar and psychotic disorders only, these patients are not included in SMI reviews at present.


Information indicated in red relates to contact requirements.

Complete the template using the required fields and ensure you save the information, using the Save Template option.

SMI Reporting

Ardens has provided searches for practices to help monitor the SMI requirements. Further information on the searches can be found here.

If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: