Ardens, providers of TPP SystmOne and EMIS Web templates and resources, have created templates to support the use of FeNO testing.
These templates are only available to EMIS and TPP users – they are not available to MicroTest and Vision users.
You can download this guidance by clicking here, or clicking on the guidance in the Resources section below.
If you cannot use an Ardens template, we have developed an Excel based reporting template - download it here. The remaining guidance on this page remains relevant - you can download this guidance by clicking here.
This page of the toolkit describes:
1. Purpose of the templates
2. Supporting Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
3. Cost (free of charge)
4. Contents of templates
5. How to download the templates
7. The data submission process
8. How to access support
These templates have been created to:
• Support data collection for Pathway Transformation Fund projects (both open and bundle awards) and project impact evaluation
• Enable general data collection for any practice wishing to use FeNO testing – regardless of whether they are part of a Pathway Transformation Fund project
2) Supporting Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
It is important to establish a legal basis for sharing data. Local project teams will be required to make their own assessment and decision to enable data sharing. We have provided a DPIA template to support data sharing here.
Available free of charge to all EMIS and TPP users, regardless of whether a user is an existing Ardens customer or not (Made available via the national FeNO programme).
4) Template contents
There are three core pages to the template:
5) How to download the templates
If the practice is already using Ardens then:
TPP – the FeNO test template can be accessed easily by either searching for this template in the bottom left of SystmOne or by pressing F12 and adding it to your favourites. See further guidance here.
EMIS - for Resource Publisher practices: The FeNO template will already be available on your system, accessed by using "Run template" and searching FeNO.
- for Template Manager practices: the template will be installed with the next system update, but if you wish to access the current version sooner (v15.4), you can do so by downloading from the Ardens portal
If the practice is not already using Ardens then:
TPP - You need to join the free Ardens Open Access Group to access – via this link
EMIS – To access the most recent version of the template (v15.4), you can do do by downloading from the Ardens Portal - via this link
Accompanying searches have been developed by Ardens to enable access to the data.
TPP – Access by going to “Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Tests > FeNO Test” to access some reports to review FeNO test activity over the last year.
EMIS - For Ardens subscribers - you can access the searches by downloading from the Ardens Portal (via this link). The folder you to download is called "1.6 Ardens Miscellaneous Review Searches (v3.0)". The FeNO test searches are in a subfolder within this.
- For non-Ardens subscribers, the searches can be downloaded from the Ardens Portal (via this link), and are called "FeNO searches (v1.0)".
7) Describe the data submission process
Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF) projects are asked to submit data collected via the Ardens templates to NHS England on a quarterly basis as part of their project participation. Projects will also be expected to use this data (Plus any other relevant data described in your bid) as part of their end project report.
Data use – NHS England will use the data as part of project impact reporting. NHS England will share the data publicly, but all data will be anonymous and aggregated (i.e. number of FeNO tests per month)
i) Run the searches (all searches)
ii) Export the data from your system (TPP or EMIS) and save the files as either Excel or .CSV files
iii) Send via NHS.NET email (only) to email@example.com
Please use the subject “FeNO quarterly data – Quarter [x] – [your site name]”
Ardens have developed a support article to accompany the templates:
TPP - Accessed here
EMIS - Accessed here