The Ardens Prescribing Monitoring searches assists practices with drug monitoring to ensure the correct tests are completed. It includes medications such as ACE inhibitors, levothyroxine, anticoagulants, DMARDs and more. For a full summary of the drugs and monitoring included, click here - Drug & Condition Monitoring v2.0.xlsx (sharepoint.com) .


To locate the searches, navigate to the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 1.42 Ardens Prescribing Monitoring Searches.



To run the searches, right click on the search folder and select the Run option. Patients that meet the criteria of the search will display in the Population Included tab.


Registers and Monitoring - by drug

This search folder will identify patients overdue their drug monitoring and provides a breakdown by each drug. 



Each sub search folder will identify the number of patients currently on the particular drug, with a further sub search to identify those patients overdue their monitoring requirements.



Please note -the Population Included tab will show details of those patients requiring the drug monitoring.




Registers and Monitoring - all

This search folder will identify all patients overdue ANY drug monitoring and will not give you a breakdown by drug as per the above.


The All bloods search folder includes a search to provide you with a total number patients who are overdue any drug monitoring. We suggest using the drug specific searches as above, to recall patients and to use this particular search to monitor your overall progress (Please note - practices with greater list size may initially return high volume results and we do not recommend using this search for recalling purposes).



The Annual bloods only search folder will provide details of those patients with long term conditions that require reviews and you may wish to align this with your month of birth recalling.



A search is also available to catch patients that do not have long term conditions that require annual reviews.



Each of the searches above, include an associated report and once run (click on View Results to open the report) will provide you with information on which disease registers the patient is on. 


For further details on the Ardens Blood Test Due Analyser tool which alerts practice staff to any blood tests due for the patient within a patient record, please see the following support article.


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