In response to the recent emphasis which is being put on the importance of ethnicity in patient populations and in healthcare (particularly in the latest updates to the flu DES), we have created a suite of searches to help practices to identify those patients who do not currently have a correct ethnicity code on their record.

These searches are in Ardens Main Searches v18.3 onwards and are found in Ardens Main Searches > Appointments and Registration > Ethnicity Reports:

The folder consists of 3 searches and 2 reports, plus a 'Read me' which gives some additional instructions.

The 'read me' explains that the searches may fail to run if all run in a block, due to the sheer volume of data being searched. In order to ensure they can run at all, we have broken the suite into patients with Ethnicity codes for the 2001/2011, patients with other ethnicity codes and patients with no ethnicity on their record.

If you attempt to run the whole folder and if the searches fail to run, please first run each 'search' (the ones with the magnifying glass) and then run the reports. To run the report without re-running the parent search, please click the report and chose 'run':

choose 'Advanced options':

And un-tick 'Re-run parent searches':

You should then be able to run all of them.

The figure in the % column of the 'NO Ethnicity code' search will show you the percentage of patients in the practice with no record of a correct ethnicity code.