The Carers Assessment template can be found by opening Auto-Consultation > ardens NURSES and HCAS > Carer Assessment.

Alternatively add this template onto your F12 Favourites for quick access.

Please note that this template is designed for carers and not those who are cared for.

The template is split into 4 categories: Carer, Assessment, Impression and Management.

Carer - This allows the end user to add the Informal carer, Occupational Read codes and Consent read code to the patients record. There is also a link to the Care Team & Relationships template for you to record further information if required.

Assessment - This section has invitation and health check read codes as well as codes required for Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (along with a short cut to the CSNAT website), as well as mood, transport, employment, benefits and housing.  There are options in the template to complete the carer strain index, BP as well as a link to the Vitals & Lifestyle template.

Impression - This contains read codes for health, coping, willing and understanding.

Management - This offers the end user a link to Psychosocial leaflets and an older person wellbeing information leaflet detailing the help and resources for the elderly in the local area if applicable. There are also links to the general Forumlary template as well as the Influenza Imms template.

The Resources tab has shortcuts to the Carers Direct and Carers UK Website if required.

Note: Some of the options have a yellow and / or blue star next to it.

The icon on a template are read codes that are required for National Contracts.

Theicon on a template are read codes that are required for Local Enhanced Services payments.