Ardens has developed a suite of searches to support practices with the COVID19 vaccination enhanced service.
To access the Ardens COVID19 Vaccination searches, navigate to the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 1.7 Ardens COVID19 Searches > Ardens COVID19 Vaccination Searches folder.
*Practices can download the most recent version of the Ardens COVID19 Vaccination searches from the Ardens Portal*
COVID19 Vaccination Searches
00. Overview of Achievement
This search folder (broken down by phase 1, phase 2 and low uptake groups) offers an audit of those patients that have had three vaccines, two vaccines. one vaccine, those not vaccinated and those declined. The searches have been broken down by the eligible cohorts.
Please note - the JCVI Phase 2 folder includes the healthy 12-15 year olds, this is to help practices understand the overview of achievement. Recall searches will not be provided for these groups of patients as this will be given in schools.
00.Second Vaccination Recall
This search folder supports practices in identifying patients to be called in for a second vaccine. The searches excludes patients already invited for a second vaccine and those 16-18 with no UHCs.
To run the searches, right click on the search folder, select Run and click Yes. This will open the Run Parameters screen which allows practices to choose the timeframe since the first vaccination e.g. 9 weeks or more ago.
When selecting a timeframe, please ensure you select 'before or on' for the 'time since 1st vaccine is' option, followed by the desired time frame (example below shows more than 9 weeks ago).
Always pay attention to the description at the bottom of the screen as this will let you know the date it will use if run today.
Click OK to run the searches.
To support practices with planning and managing patients to be called in for the second vaccine, the 'AccuBook ready report' will show details of the date the patient received the 1st vaccination, along with details of the type given and the vaccine centre the patient received this at. This report can be exported to Excel to be able to further filter and sort data to recall patients in. For further information on how to do this, please see the following 5-min training video.
The 'REVIEW - Had 1st vacc dose...' search identifies patients with a unclear vaccine type. Practices may wish to review these patients before inviting them in.
00. Vaccination Status
This search folder includes useful searches to identify the vaccination status of all currently registered regular patients. Note particularly the following:
These searches are useful 'mop-up' for all patients over 16 who are not yet vaccinated:
These searches are useful for data quality checking:
13. Age 16-18, no UHCs
This search folder identifies patients aged between 16 and 18 (excluding those with underlying health conditions) who are still to be invited in for the vaccination.
14. Age 12-15 with specified Underlying Health Conditions
This search folder identifies patients aged 12-15 with one of the specified conditions in the JCVI guidance.
If you are unsure as to why a patient appears in a group, please click on the search at the top (14. COVID-19 Vaccination- Age 12-15 with specific UHC or household c...) and choose 'check patient' on the ribbon at the top of the screen. You will then see a window like this:
The highlights show which searches from the Underlying Health Conditions denominators the patient appears in. By navigating to the search below and repeating the 'check patient' function on the appropriate condition search, you will see which code(s) have been identified on the record to place them in the cohort.
To watch a short video on how to use the Check Patient feature, please see the following support article.
20. Booster Vaccinations
These are the patients eligible for Booster vaccinations according to the JCVI guidance published on 30th June 2021. This folder is broken down by eligible cohorts:
Each folder includes the total number eligible in the particular cohort and will narrow down those invited for the booster and those not.
For practices who wish to focus on inviting all eligible patients and not by a particular cohort, the 00. ALL patients eligible for booster searches combines all eligible patients who have had their second vaccination more than 6 months ago.
Please note - running the search on today's date will give you all patients eligible today. If you have a clinic in 2 weeks time (for example), then please run the search with a relative run date of 2 weeks time.
The Accubook ready report can be exported and further filters can be applied to the report to determine how you wish to priortise the patients. Further information on filtering reports can be found here.
30. Data Quality Searches
The Data Quality searches folder helps practices to identify coding errors and ambiguous codes (e.g. care home residents and Health and Social Care workers).
The ?High clotting risk search identifies patients at risk of high clotting which you may wish to review before inviting the patient in for the Astra Zeneca vaccine.
The Patient had 3 vaccines before 1st Sept 2021 search identifies patients with multiple COVID vaccines recorded before 1st September 21 (prior to the COVID booster vaccine guidance). We suggest to review this list of patients and correct coding errors.
The '*Second vaccine dose coded with no first vaccine dose coded' search identifies patients coded with 'Administration of second dose' but not first, you may want to review these patients and record details of the first dose.
For patients appearing in the 'Coded as housebound' search, if this no longer applies to the patient, to add the 'no longer housebound' code to the patient record.
For patients appearing in the 'Generic COVID vaccination code used' search you may wish to replace the vaccination codes used with the 1st and 2nd dose codes.
For the 'Patient currently coded as pregnant' search this will include patients who have a code in their record within a time frame which indicates they are still pregnant. It is possible that some of these patients may no longer be pregnant, we recommend to review these patients and check the accuracy of the coding.
The Review - Pts coded with 2nd vaccine >=6m ago, not cohort 1-9 search identifies patients not picked up by the Ardens COVID Booster recall searches, this is likely to be due to healthcare workers who are not correctly coded, women who were pregnant at the time and no longer pregnant, and patients involved in a clinical trial. We recommend you review these patients and invite them for the vaccination if appropriate.
40. Denominator searches
If you wish to find out why a patient has been included in a cohort such as Residential home, Healthcare worker or Pregnant, please use the searches within the Denominator searches folder. These have been used to compile the patients included in this cohort:
From the searches in this folder, you are able to use the 'Check Patient' function described above and it will let you know which code is on the record and is putting the patient on the relevant list.
50. Ardens Manager Reports
This suite of reports contains a report which can be uploaded to Ardens Manager to view in dashboard format. Please see this support article on uploading the Ardens Manager data to your online dashboard.
For further information on the available Ardens COVID resources to manage Long COVID patients or those patients requiring remote monitoring (CO@H), please see the following support articles.
If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: email@example.com