Why do I need to set up new slot types?
Self-Book does not require you to set up new slot types but you may wish to if your practice does not use designated slots for certain appointment types.
For example, if you have a slot type that is used for different appointment types e.g. nurse appointments that could be a BP review appointment, smear test or a contraceptive pill review; it may be harder to keep track of which patients have booked in for what type of appointment.
However, if you already have designated slots for certain appointment types e.g.
Flu vaccinations, Smear tests, Blood tests, Asthma reviews, etc you can just use Self-Book with those slot types you already use. 😊
How do I set up a new slot type in EMIS?
In EMIS, from the "Appointment Book" screen, click on "Appts Configuration" at the top
Click on "Slot Types" on the left-hand menu. Either click on "Add" to create a new slot type or select & amend the slot type you wish to edit.
Name the new slot type whatever you wish in this example "FLU VACCINES" ⚠️note: this is case sensitive.
Once you have set up this new slot type, you will need to add "FLU VACCINES" slots into your appointment book.
You can add these wherever you are happy to allow patients to book in their flu vaccines.
If you'd like to test Self-Book, you can manually add this slot type into one of your existing sessions.
⚠️ Things to consider when setting up your appointment book:
Patients will not see which clinician they are booking their appointment with.
The slot type should be added into the appointment book within the next 3 weeks in order for Self-Book to detect it
Once a new slot has been added into the appointment book in EMIS, please allow 1 hour for the slot to appear for patients.
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