The Ardens condition searches have been designed to support GP practices with the management of specific diseases, including identifying certain trends and highlighting clinical areas that may need attending. This particular folder focuses on respiratory conditions such as Asthma and COPD.
To view respiratory activity, navigate to the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 4.13 Conditions - Respiratory search folder.
The Activity last month folder provides activity on diagnosis, reviews and hospital admissions for Asthma and COPD patients last month.
The Alerts folder identifies potential reviews based on certain activity which clinicians may wish to address.
The Ardens Manager service report is for practices that wish to upload this condition data to the Service Dashboard for further monitoring, please see further information on how to upload in the following support article.
The Case finders folder identifies patients who are not correctly coded. Practices are advised to review the list of patients and add the correct disease code to ensure the patient is subsequently reviewed and managed correctly. More information on the complete suite of Ardens Case Finder searches can be accessed here.
The FeNO (AHSN) folder reports on number of tests done in the last year, broken down by types of assessment and other appropriate activity done.
The Performance Indicators folder can be used to track certain elements of care which has not been completed.
We have used a 13month timeframe for these searches as many guidelines and contracts are for activities to be done annually or within a financial year. If we kept our searches to 12months it does not allow for much leeway for those patients unable to attend exactly on their annual recall date and as these searches are performance indicators and not for contractual payment we felt this timeframe would give a true representation of how the practice is performing.
Detailed registers for Asthma and COPD patients can be accessed in the Register folder and go over and beyond the standard QOF registers.