Ardens has created a suite of searches to support practices with identifying patients potentially at risk based on information from the Central Alerting System.  These searches may be of interest to the pharmacy team.

To locate the searches, access the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 1.41 Ardens CAS alerts searches folder. This folder is broken down by 2 sub folders.

Within the Clinical safety folder is an NPSA Steroid Alerts folder.  This folder contains a number of searches displaying patients who have been issued more than 3 steroid prescriptions in the last 3 months.

The Clinical safety folder is a search identifying patients who have been issued Co-codamol 30/500 effervescent tablets since March 2021.  These patients should be reviewed and contacted as per the National Patient Safety Alert 16-Jun-2021.


The Supply disruption folder contains searches identifying patients issued medication where there is a potential supply issue.  You may wish to review these patients and prescribe an alternative medication.


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