One of the most common questions we get asked is how do I get Chain up and running at my GP practice practice. The best way to do this will depend on your individual circumstances however here's a general approach we've found has worked well for a lot of practices. (Please note: Chain is only currently available for EMIS Web and SystmOne practices)
Step 1 - Set up Chain for yourself and send a text to a test patient
Open the Get Chain guide and follow the appropriate path for either EMIS or SystmOne. This will take you through downloading the software, installing onto your computer and creating an account for Chain.
Once you have installed and setup Chain, you can try out the product by sending a text to a test patient (e.g. many practices have a test patient called Mickey Mouse). If you specify your own mobile number, you can then see what a patient would see when they are sent a text through Chain.
Step 2 - Install for all staff at your practice
To install for users at your practice, please follow the guide here.
Step 3 - Join our community group to learn from other practices
You can join are community group to learn from others and look out for the monthly email which has tips about using Chain SMS.