Working as a locum, or across more than one practice? No problem! Here's how to use Chain across them.
Note that we can only connect to one site at a time, so you will need to check which site you're connected to and ensure you're bringing up patients from that site through to Chain.
You can use your existing accuRx log in details
You can use your existing accuRx account across many practices - no need to make a new one. Just log in as usual to the toolbar, and remember you can always use the Forgot Password function if you need it.
Not installed at your new practice? You can go to our website and click GP practice to get started there.
If the other practice/site uses EMIS, see option A below for next steps...
If the other practice/site uses SystmOne, see option B below for next steps...
A) I'm using Chain with another practice or site that uses EMIS
1) If the second site uses EMIS, check the organisation ID in Chain matches the ID of the practice you are logging into in EMIS.
You'll need to switch this each time you change Practice if you are switching between EMIS practices. To do this you need to:
a. Go to your menu (initials icon) and select settings
b. In the organisation ID box, type in the ID which is across the top of EMIS Web
c. Close Chain and restart it by double clicking the desktop icon
2) [First time set-up only] Check that you are enabled in EMAS manager at the second EMIS site
Follow these instructions to do this. If you don't have access to EMAS manager, you can ask someone who does to do this for you - the settings get pushed to all EMIS instances in the practice, so it will apply on your PC.
This will only need to be done once for each EMIS practice you work at.
Done! 😄 ✔️ You should now be set up to use Chain, and you should see all your practices listed under Manage Practice.
B) I'm using Chain with another practice or site that uses SystmOne
- Log into the Chain toolbar with existing accurx account details
- Log into SystmOne at the other practice/site
- Approve accuRx in the pop-up that appears in SystmOne (this article shows how)
The toolbar should now automatically recognise your other SystmOne practice/site and you will be able to start using it to send texts. 😄 ✔️
Note: it is important that you are only running one practice/site in SystmOne at a time to allow Chain to recognise any other SystmOne practice/site.