Return to Work - IT/Computer Tips

Taking a little time to have things set up in advance can save time in consultations and avoid unnecessary hold ups and glitches.

Clinical System training

If you are unfamiliar with EMIS/SystmOne, you or your practice manager can contact NHISS to book training, please contact:

For staff with current NHIS login, go to their Customer Portal (Please note the link will only work within an NHS Network Requirements).

Or contact NHIS by email or phone 0115 8838 855.

IT Hints and Tips for Return to Work

Our document IT Tips and Electronic Resources for GP Returners and all consulting clinicians I has full comprehensive guidance on all aspects of IT including remote consulting.

Things to prepare in advance of return to work:

  • Smart card – email your number to the practice to activate in advance
  • Computer – have a run through computer (and printer) prior to seeing your first patient
  • Printer paper – who is responsible for loading this (and where it is kept)
  • Windows login, Clinical system login, ICE/test requesting, Intranet, Dictation, NHS email, Blue Stream
  • Consider logins for GP access, Notis
  • Instant messaging system – familiarise yourself with this
  • Ask to be included onto email circulars/update lists

Nottinghamshire APC (Area Prescribing Committee) website

  • For local prescribing guidelines, formularies and shared care protocols.

Teamnet/Clarity website

  • Useful website linked to clarity appraisal to directly record CPD who also send out weekly bulletins
  • Clinical resources – NICE and local guidelines/leaflets and webinars
  • Updates and events – ICS, Alliance, CSI, CCG, area team, LMC
  • Contacts – Useful telephone numbers for both clinical care linked to NUH and for non-clinical and support roles
  • Many practices also use their calendar, check with your practice manager.


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