You can add a General Practitioner's (GP) details to a patient's record, by creating them as a contact for your practice, then linking them to the patient.

Note: To link a GP with a patient, you must have a role assigned to you that gives you editing permissions for Patients and Contacts. For more information on roles, see here.

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Create the GP as a Contact

You must first create the GP as an external contact, from the Contacts page:

1. Click New.

2. Create the external contact as you normally would.

3. Make sure you have made the contact a Medical Practitioner, by ticking the Yes option here:

4. Click Save at the top of the screen.

The GP is now listed as a contact in your practice. You can now link the GP to a patient.

Link the GP to a Patient

When you have created the GP as a contact, you must then link them to the patient. You can do this from the Patients page:

1. Select the patient who you want to link the GP to.

2. Click the edit icon in the top right-hand corner.

3. Scroll down to the Relationships and emergency contacts section.

4. Click Add relationship.

5. Fill in the following details:

  • Relationship type: Select Practitioner from the dropdown menu

  • Patient or contact name: Type the name of the GP that you want to link to the patient

6. Click Add relationship.

7. Click Save.

The GP is now linked to the patient. You will now be able to share patient documents (such as letters and invoices) with this linked GP.

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