EPR: Important re test patients.

Colleagues are asked not to use or create "test" patients in the live EPR domain.

Test patients have real addresses, real GPs and orders placed on them fall onto real queues. There have been calls from clinical teams with test patients booked into clinics and on waiting lists.

Any correspondence created may also be sent to a real address or GP.

If you have created or used any test patients please can you stop doing so. They are for use by back office, data quality and reporting teams to test fixes and build rather than for day to day use by operational colleagues.

And, please be aware – this is not appropriate use of the live EPR domain.