How to print a pre-existing NPS patient information leaflet (PIL) from Medical Director

The patient information leaflets available within Medical Director for patient use can be printed:

  • for general distribution (e.g. in bulk)
  • for a specific patient (with the ability to record this within the patient record).

For general distribution

  1. Close all patient records Medical Director before accessing this feature.
  2. From the 'Resources' menu, select the 'Patient Education' option.
  3. From the 'Leaflet Browser' window, locate the required patient information leaflet.
  4. Click to view the leaflet.
  5. In the Adobe Acrobat window, click on the printer icon to print the document.
  6. Close the Adobe Acrobat window to return to the 'Leaflet Browser' window.

For a specific patient

  1. Open the relevant patient's record in Medical Director before accessing this feature.
  2. From the 'Resources' menu, select the 'Patient Education' option.
  3. From the 'Leaflet Browser' window, locate the required patient information leaflet.
  4. Click to view the leaflet.
  5. In the Adobe Acrobat window, click on the printer icon to print the document.
  6. Close the Adobe Acrobat window to return to the 'Leaflet Browser' window.
  7. Click on the green tick to mark the patient information leaflet has been printed for the patient.
  8. Close the 'Leaflet Browser' window.

Even though the green tick is visible, it does not function here (see 'For a specific patient' for further details).

To identify retrospectively that a patient has been given a patient information leaflet, follow 'For a specific patient' instructions, skipping step 5.

The patient's record will now show that the patient information leaflet has been marked as printed (under the 'Progress' tab as an 'action' for the current consultation date).

View history of patient information leaflets given to a specific patient

  1. Open the relevant patient's record in Medical Director
  2. To display the 'Leaflet Browser' window,
    • click on the 'Patient Education Leaflets' icon, OR
    • from the 'Resources' menu, select the 'Patient Education' option.
  3. Click on the yellow file icon to bring up the 'Patient Education > Details' window.

TIP

When printing a patient information leaflet (e.g. from Adobe Acrobat window), check that in the 'print' dialog box, under 'Page Handling', 'Page Scaling'is set to 'Shrink to Printable Area'. This ensures there would be no missing information as the content of the page is scaled down (if necessary) to fit the printable area.