Sending letter to patients over 75 (with video)

I was at The Commissioning Show this week and there still seem to be a few practices who have not informed patients over 75 years old about their named GP. This should be done by 1st July and, as that is next Tuesday, time is of the essence.

There are three stages:

  • Identify the patients
  • Send the letters (or other notification)
  • Put the code in to say that you have done so - 67DJ

We use EMIS Web (for about six weeks!) and have used Docmail for our bulk mailing for a while. They are approved to handle patient data and the whole thing (paper, envelope, printing) is less than the price of a stamp, even after VAT.

This should be able to be done in less than 30 minutes, or forty if you include watching my video below. This uses EMIS and Docmail although is certainly not a complete Docmail tutorial. Once the address are uploaded it is pretty much self explanatory. Do please let me know either here, in the youtube comments or on Twitter if you find this useful.

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