EPS has increasingly helped with lost or mislaid prescriptions. However, for Non-EPS scripts it is still important to know that it has been collected and by whom. The Ardens Prescription Admin Template makes it easy to record these details.


Locating and Accessing the Prescription Admin Template

Access the relevant patient record and click on the Add button on the EMIS ribbon, followed by Data Using Template option.



This will open the Template Picker screen. If you have accessed any templates before, these will display to the right of the screen:



Type 'Prescription' in the search field and click on the magnify glass icon (alternatively you can click on the Ardens folder on the right hand side > Reception Admin templates folder).



The results will return the 'Prescription Admin (Reception Admin) (Ardens)' template (if you are unable to locate the template, check with your Practice Manager/IT Manager that this is activated in the background).


Select the template and click on OK to open.


Capturing Data Using the Template

When you launch the template, you may be presented with the 'Consultation Properties' screen. Then here you may wish to change the Consultation Type to Administration note.




The template has been divided into pages, to make it easy to navigate. Please remember you only need to capture the data needed at that time. 


The Prescription collection page allows you to records who has collected the prescription, the relationship to the patient, along with their contact details if appropriate.  There are drop down pick lists to make recording easier.



If there should be any confusion regarding the collection of the prescription, by recording this information in the patient record, there will be confirmation that the prescription has been collected.


The Template Information page, will not be visited often but does include a link to the Ardens support desk if you have a query.



Once the data has been captured click on the Save button on the ribbon to save the information back to the patient record.


The data captured will be saved to the patient record in the Consultation screen.  

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