Ardens have created a suite of searches to assist practices with management of carers and to monitor carer activity.
To access the searches, navigate to the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 1.34 Administration - Carers searches folder.
The Carers folder has been broken down by sub folders to make it easy for you to navigate to the information you need. To run the searches, right click on the individual folder you need and select Run to view the results.
The searches are based on patients being coded as a carer and for patients to appear in the searches they must have an appropriate carer code.
This folder contains a search to identify all carers of all ages registered currently at the practice. Based on this search, there are further reports available to show the list of carers by age, type of carer and ethnicity.
Search number 4, looks at the total number of the registered carers that have had health checks this year. Practices can choose which time frame they would like this based on. To do this, right click on the search and select Run and then Yes, this will open the Run Parameters screen in which a specific time frame can be set e.g. after or on 1 year before to show for the year. For carers requiring a health check, Ardens has provided a Carers Review Template and a NHS Health Check template, please see the bottom of this support article for further information.
Search number 5, will show those carers that have received a flu vaccine in the timeframe you have selected.
Carers aged 18-25
Similar to the above search folder, however, this will only show patients that are aged 18-25 years.
Carers aged under 18
Similar to the above search folder, however, this will only show patients that are aged under 18.
Long Term Carers
This folder contains searches to identify patients that have been coded as a carer more than 5 years ago.
For patients appearing in search 2, you may wish to review their carer status to see if this is still relevant, adding 'no longer a carer' if appropriate.
This folder contains searches identifying patients coded as occupational carers, with further searches distinguishing between long term carers and those coded within the last 5 years. Additional searches identify those that have received the seasonal influenza vaccination
Recently/Newly Registered Carers
This folder contains a search to identify newly registered carers or newly coded carers in a timeframe of your choice, along with a breakdown of those that have had health checks and received the seasonal influenza vaccination.
Practices may find the following clinical templates useful when capturing carer activity:
If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: firstname.lastname@example.org.