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How do you search for/find an existing Patient?

To find an existing Patient in WriteUpp, simply enter their name, date of birth, postcode or email into the Search field at the top of the screen and press enter or click on the search button:

You will then be presented with a list of patients who match these results. Clicking on a patient from this list will make them the Active Patient.

Alternatively, if you start writing a note and realise you have the wrong active patient, you can click on the 'Switch' icon and search for the correct patient:


If you write notes against a patient and click save you will no longer be able to access the 'Switch' function. If you write some notes, but haven't saved them, then you can switch patients using the Patient Switch icon and those notes will be transferred to the new patient.

You may wish to perform a search for a patient before registering them, if you are unsure whether they already exist in the system or not, to avoid duplication.

Updated on: 19/05/2023

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