Frequently Asked Questions
- Session view
A detailed view of all the clinician's appointments by session.
See - Session View.
- Current appointments view
A view of all booked appointment slots within the next hour and today's DNAs.
See - Current Appointments View.
A high level view of appointment activity across your entire practice for a day.
See - Dashboard View.
- Patient view
Displays demographics, appointment details and recall information for the selected patient.
See - Patient View - Overview.
The View menu gives access to the different views, click on a button to select a view.
If you have navigated away from today, a black triangle displays on the view button. Right click on the required view button and select today to open the Appointment view on today's date.
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To mark a patient as arrived, from the Session, Current appointments or Patient view, simply press the Booked appointment status. This changes the status to Arrived .
Right click on the appointment, select Change status, then choose Booked from the list.
Using the Filter button, you can filter within the Session, Current appointments or Free slot search by clinicians, clinics, sessions, slot types, gender and languages. Your selections can then be saved for quick use next time.
Select the Free slot search button, to return available slots.
Yes - you can make a Special Booking for someone who is not registered.
When booking an appointment in the Session, Free slot search or Patient view, if your patient already has an appointment booked for today the booking form displays a warning saying "Patient already has an appointment on this date".
You can search by Surname, forename and date of birth combinations.
A special booking is identified with a blue line between the patient name and the appointment status in Session or Day view.
Yes - you can print an appointment label from the Booking Form.
Yes - the Free slot search lets you find slots by duration.
Patient Related Appointments Tasks
The Patient View includes:
- Patients Next of kin
- Carers the patient has
- Any patients cared for
Note - Contact details are view only and cannot be amended in the Appointments app. To amend patient details, please go to the Registration or Consultation Manager Vision 3 modules.
Move and Cancel Appointments
To move an appointment from the Current appointments or Session view, you can simply drag and drop the appointment into a new slot or the clipboard.
- Right click on the appointment you want to cancel.
- Select the Cancel button.
- Choose a Cancellation reason from the drop down list.
- Click Save.
Yes - users with Administration rights can hold and release slots.
To copy an appointment in the Session view:
- Right click on the slot.
- Select the Copy button from the toolbar.
The Appointment is copied to the clipboard.
- Select the Clipboard button.
- Find a free slot, you can simply drag and drop the appointment into the new slot from the clipboard.
The Command menu in the Session view has a refresh option which will often clear slots that are incorrectly displaying as locked.
If you cannot see appointment slots past a specific date it will be because your appointment books have not been extended that far ahead.
Please see your appointments administrator at your practice for further information.
The appointments app allows you to filter your view.
If your Filter button is orange it means you have a filtered view applied and you are only viewing specific slots.
The Appointments app relies on an internet connection.
When the status is green you are connected to the internet, when it has a red cross , the internet connection has been lost.
A message appears saying "Something went wrong - the app has gone offline. You can still use it to view information, but no changes will be saved".
Yes - this can be done, although this is currently carried out in Vision 3.