1. Pop-Up Alert

SystmOne has published a nationwide pop-up on the direction of NHS Digital and MHRA. This will alert will pop-up in the following circumstances:

  • When a valproate medicine is prescribed as an acute or repeat
  • When a repeat template for a valproate medicine is issued
  • When a patient who has a current repeat valproate medicine prescription record is retrieved

2. Templates for Consultations

Ardens has a Valproate Monitoring template to assist with drug monitoring and counselling. To access the drug monitoring template, go to Auto consultations > Ardens Monitoring > Valproate. The template has links to the MHRA pregnancy advice leaflet and alert card, and can be used to record contraception, pre-conception and pregnancy advice. The template also includes details of the bloods tests required and the warning thresholds


3.  Reviewing Patients

We have a two reports to assist with reviewing female patients of childbearing potential on Valproate. To find the reports go to Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Best Practice > Women’s Health. Here you can run the reports and then review the patients record.

4.  Status Alert

Ardens have a patient status alert which will put a !! in the patient’s demographic box if there are any outstanding medication review items which need to be reviewed including valproate pregnancy advice. Double clicking on the alert will launch the drug review required template which will list what needs to be reviewed. Clicking on Drug specific template will then launch the valproate monitoring template