Patchs 1.82.1 Release (11th July 2023)

Gwynneth Derere
Gwynneth Derere
  • Updated

The Patchs 1.82 release includes the following feature updates and bug fixes:

Bulk Messaging

Individual Messages

Requests for under 16s

Self book appointments

Bulk Messaging

PS-2988 Staggered bulk message sending

When staggered bulk message sending is enabled for your practice, you will be able to choose the number of working days you would like the bulk messages to be staggered over.

Patchs will spread the message sending evenly across a number of days and sending will start from the chosen start date and time. 

Each subsequent group of messages being sent 24 apart*

Individual Messages

PS-2545 Schedule individual messages

When scheduled individual messages are enabled for your practice, you will be able to choose when a patient message will be sent, you can choose to send it either

  • Now
  • At 8am the next working day
  • At a specified date and time

If you choose to schedule a message to send at a future date/time you can choose to to save a placeholder message to the clinical system - so that you can see when a message has been scheduled for a future date/time.

When a message has been scheduled to send, you will see the message in the Scheduled Messages tab.

Requests for under 16s

PS-3051 Block carer requests for under 16s

By default, parents and carers are able to register and make requests on behalf of dependents of any age, but your practice can now choose to block requests and registrations for dependents under the age of 16 using the request setting on the feature settings page.

Self-book appointments

PS-3250 Update failed booking wording

The wording of the self-book, failed booking message has been updated so that the patient now sees the details of the appointment they tried to book along with a message asking them to click a link to try again.

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