Ardens has created electronic versions of documents which help with the assessment of:

  • DASH Risk Checklist Quick Start Guidance - SaveLives
  • Edinburgh Depression Sc
  • Ref - Learning Disability Register Inclusion Tool 


These forms can be used with an individual patient record to help front line practitioners identify high risk cases of abuse, stalking and violence, or to identify a patient’s risk of post or perinatal depression.


 To use the Scores and Scales, access the relevant patient record either:

  • Within a consultation - select Document > Create letter
  • From the patient record - select Add > Document > Create letter


This will display the New Patient Letter screen.


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Click on the magnify glass icon to search for the relevant document template.


This will display the Find Document Templates screen.

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Search for the document template using the search box provided (alternatively access via the folder navigation pane, for Resource Publisher sites, select Shared Folders > Ardens National Documents folder > Scores and Scales. For Template Manager sites, under the Hierarchy tab, select the Ardens Docs folder > Scores and Scales).


Double click on the relevant form to launch.


The following example shows the Edinburgh Depression Scale.  

Once open within a patient record, the form will merge the patient’s full name, address, date of birth and home telephone number.


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Once you have completed the form, click on the File option at the top left of the screen to save to the patient record and to print, if required.  


Once the form has been saved to the patient record, if you wish to email the document, select the Documents tab of the patient record. 


Double click on the relevant document to open.


At the bottom right of the screen, use the options for emailing.



If you are using Microsoft Outlook, click on the Send > via Email option to open an email in Outlook, with the letter attached.


If you are not using Microsoft Outlook, click on the Export button to save the document to a secure location. This can then be selected as an attachment to your email.


If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: