Kettering Messages (Out of Hours and Discharge Summaries)

Kettering messages are received into GP Communicator and transferred automatically into Mail Manager (Kettering is the name given to the configuration of the XML message). They encompass a variety of message types including Discharge summaries, Out of Hours, Accident and Emergency Reports.

You have the option to file the messages into the patient's record with the Clinical Event date instead of the default system date. This date is not selected from the body of the message but from the header in the message which has to be included by your provider if it is to be used.

To file messages with the Clinical Event date:

  1. From Mail Manager select Tools - Options - Kettering.
  2. From System Date for filing - Remove the tick.
  3. Select OK.

Important- This is a Practice wide setting and once set applies to all Providers.