In response to the recent emphasis which is being put on the importance of ethnicity in patient populations and in healthcare (particularly in areas such as Network Contract DES), we have created protocols and searches to alert practice staff if no ethnicity has been recorded for the patient. 


Please see this 2-min training video on the resources available:



Ardens Ethnicity Alert

In order for you to easily record ethnicity for patient who do not have it recorded, we have created a protocol alert. When loading a patient record, the following alert will display in the pink alert box if no ethnicity has been recorded for the patient: 



Double click on the alert to launch a template to capture the patient ethnicity status.




Please note - the template includes options to record refusal.


Once completed. ensure you Save Template to save the information back to the patient record.


The alert will no longer display in the pink box.


Ethnicity Searches

To support the requirements of the Network Contract DES 2021/22, Ardens has created searches to identify patients with no ethnicity recorded.


To locate the searches, navigate to the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 5.3 Ardens National Contrct Reports > Network Contract DES (NCD) > Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) > Ethnicity, Access and Social Prescribing:



The TO-DO- HI-02 - Needs ethnicity recording will identify these patients, once the search has been run, click on the Population Included tab to view the list of patients.


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