Consultation Manager

Inactivating medication for deceased patients

Following the death of a patient, all repeat therapy items are automatically inactivated when a deduction notification is received and the registration status is changed to transferred out.

We all know however, that this message can take a while to come through leaving repeats in an active state. 

We therefore recommend that you manually inactive all repeat medication as part of your death administration process as follows:

  1. From Consultation Manager, select the patient required.
  2. Select the Therapy tab.
  3. Select Select All CM - Therapy - Select All and then Inactivate Repeat CM - Therapy - Inactive button.
  4. The Inactivation Reason screen displays, select Other and add death details into Additional text. 
  5. Select OK to save.

See Inactivating and Reactivating Repeats in the Consultation Manager Help Centre for details.

Training Tip - To help prevent acute medication being prescribed in error, we recommend you add a yellow reminder to the patient record with details of the patient's death, see Reminders in the Consultation Manager Help Centre for details.