Saving placeholders to the clinical system

Dr Ben Brown
Dr Ben Brown
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When this feature is enabled, placeholder notes will be saved to patients’ records automatically and as soon as they submit a request.

This means that even if the request has not yet been seen or completed by a staff member, a clinician looking at a patient’s clinical record will be able to see that a request has been submitted. 

Enabling the feature

Patchs admin users can enable the feature from the Feature Settings page:

Once the feature is enabled, a green tick will be displayed on the request details page to show that a placeholder has been saved. For example:


In SystmOne, the placeholder will look like this:

In EMIS, the placeholder will look like this:

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