The Ardens Structured Medication Review template has been designed to support practices with a comprehensive medication review for the patient, aligning with the PCN DES 2020/21 requirements. 


Access the Structured Medication Review 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 'Structured Medication Review Template' using the search box provided or folder navigation pane. Select the template and click OK.


The template has been broken down by pages on the left-hand side, navigate to the page required and complete the relevant fields. 



The green telephone icon )  indicates the review can be done by phone or video conference. The red telephone indicates you may want to wait to see the patient face to face.


The Medication review page includes details of the medication review, including the 'Structured medication review' option to be used for PCN DES requirements. 



The Management page includes a section to complete a comprehensive polypharmacy medication review. Ardens also provides searches to identify patients needing a polypharmacy review (please access the Ardens Searches > Ardens Clinical Safety > Prescribing folder within the Population Reporting module).


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


For further information on identifying SMR target groups and 'work to do' for PCN DES, please see the following support article


Can not see any of the above template?  Check the template has been activated in your EMIS system.


If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: support-emis@ardens.org.uk