One of the key requirements for GPs in order to maintain professional competence with the Medical Council is the completion of a practice audit. Practice management software can assist greatly in this regard especially if the GP has been coding diseases correctly. Even if this has not been done, it is still possible to use the software to identify suitable patients in other ways. Below are instructions for GPs on how to identify patients for an audit project and how to use codes in the main software packages.

How to Carry out a Practice Audit Using...

How to Code a Disease and Retrieve Patients with that Disease Using...

How to Identify Patients for a Cervical Smear Using...

How to Record a Procedure Carried Out Using...

How to Use the Template Referral Form Using...

The four GPIT accredited practice management systems (Complete GP, Health One, Helix Practice Manager and Socrates) can produce the national referral form from the patient's file. This enables GPs to use this new format in paper form instead of their current referral letter.

Documents

 How to Carry Out a Practice Audit Using CompleteGP (How_to_Carry_Out_a_Practice_Audit_Using_CompleteGP.pdf | 284 KB)
 How to Use Health One to Carry out a Practice Audit (How_to_use_Health_One_to_carry_out_a_practice_audit.pdf | 501 KB)

(Author: Dr Conor O'Shea)

 How to Use Helix Practice Manager to Carry out a Practice Audit (How_to_use_Helix_Practice_Manager_to_carry_out_a_practice_audit.pdf | 181 KB)

(Author: Dr Brian Meade)

 How to Use Socrates to Carry out a Practice Audit (How_to_use_Socrates_to_carry_out_a_practice_audit.pdf | 466 KB)

(Author: Dr Anne Lynott)

 How to Code a Disease and Retrieve Patients with that Disease Using CompleteGP (How_to_Code_a_Disease_and_Retrieve_Patients_with_that_Disease_Using_CompleteGP.pdf | 190 KB)
 How to Code a Disease and Retrieve Patients with that Disease Using Dynamic GP (How_to_Code_a_Disease__and_Retrieve_Patients_with_that_Disease_in_Dynamic_GP.pdf | 465 KB)
 How to Code a Disease and Retrieve Patients with that Disease Using Health One (How_to_code_a_disease__and_retrieve_patients_with_that_disease_in_Health_One.pdf | 390 KB)
 How to Code a Disease and Retrieve Patients with that Disease Using Helix Practice Manager (How_to_code_a_disease_and_retrieve_patients_with_that_disease_in_Helix_Practice_Manager.pdf | 385 KB)
 How to Code a Disease and Retrieve Patients with that Disease Using Socrates (How_to_code_a_disease_and_retrieve_patients_with_that_disease_in_Socrates.pdf | 358 KB)
 How to Identify Patients for a Cervical Smear Using CompleteGP (How_to_Identify_Patients_for_a_Cervical_Smear_Using_CompleteGP.pdf | 89 KB)
 How to Identify Patients for a Cervical Smear Using Dynamic GP (How_to_Identify_Patients_for_a_Cervical_Smear_Using_Dynamic_GP.pdf | 257 KB)
 How to Identify Patients for a Cervical Smear Using Health One (How_to_Identify_Patients_for_a_Cervical_Smear_Using_Health_One.pdf | 373 KB)
 How to Identify Patients for a Cervical Smear Using Helix Practice Manager (How_to_Identify_Patients_for_a_Cervical_Smear_Using_Helix_Practice_Manager.pdf | 678 KB)
 How to Identify Patients for a Cervical Smear Using Socrates (How_to_Identify_Patients_for_a_Cervical_Smear_Using_Socrates.pdf | 342 KB)
 How to Record a Procedure Carried Out Using CompleteGP (How_to_Record_a_Procedure_Carried_Out_Using_CompleteGP.pdf | 159 KB)
 How to Record Procedures Carried Out Using Health One (How_to_Record_Procedures_Carried_Out_Using_Health_One.pdf | 393 KB)
 How to Record Procedures Carried Out Using HPM (How_to_keep_a_log_of_procedures_carried_out_using_HPM.pdf | 260 KB)
 How to Record Procedures Carried Out Using Socrates (How_to_Record_Procedures_Carried_Out_Using_Socrates.pdf | 355 KB)