Find a Patient

This article will show you how to find a patient that may already be in the Opera database, if you are unable to import the patient in to Opera despite finding them through Quick Patient Add then you may see a double tick, image below, next to the patient name on the returned search and the import button blanked out, this is due to the patient already being in the Opera database.

You can search using NHS number, date of birth or surname, or a combination of the search criteria to narrow down the search results:

As the database builds up where there may be a lot of patients with the same search criteria, you may need to order one of the columns to help you locate the patient, e.g. if you search surname then click on the top of 'Forenames' column to order alphabetically. You may need to then click through different pages to find patient using the blue arrows located higher up on the screen.