Ardens have created a suite of Carer Audit 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 > Ardens Main Searches > Carer Audits folder.



All searches are based on the top search ‘Currently registered patients’, this search looks at patients currently coded with a carer code. 


The associated reports include details of the age, type and ethnicity of the carer. Click on View Results option on the EMIS ribbon once the reports have been run to see the details:


Search number 4 displays the total number of carer health checks or NHS health checks coded in the past 12 months.


Searches 5-6 will display the number of health checks completed in a certain time frame e.g. quarter 1. 


Search number 9 displays patients who have received a flu vaccination for the current flu period.


Select the folder or individual search, and click on the Run option on the EMIS ribbon to see the results.


Please note – the Population Included tab displays patients that meet the criteria, the Population Excluded tab displays patients that do not meet the criteria that you may want to follow up.


Supporting Clinical Templates to Support Recording Carers Activity

Practices may find the following clinical templates useful when capturing carer activity:

  • Carers Review Template (Ardens)
  • NHS Health Check Template (Ardens)


To locate the template within a consultation, click on the Run Template option and search for the templates above (alternatively, to locate the template outside of a consultation, click on the Add > Data using template option). Within the Template Picker screen, search for the template required. 


Below is a screenshot of the Carers Review Template (Ardens):


The Carer Information page allows you to update or add the patients carer status, ethnicity, carer annual health check, details of carer support and flu information. 


The Carers Health Check page allows you to record the patients BP, smoking status and cessation advice, alcohol consumption and BMI.


Record the relent information and Save the template, ensuring you have saved the consultation once complete.


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