Important – Are you using Advanced Searches or importing other extra searches into PatientChase at the point of synchronising with EMIS? If so, please read this update.

30th Sep 2021

Many practices load extra data into PatientChase such as ‘review done’ data, medication review data, weight management data etc. If you are familiar with this, then you will need to take action.

This only applies if you export searches from EMIS prior to syncing PatientChase with EMIS. If you simply ‘EMIS Sync’ PatientChase with EMIS when you open it, then you do not need to take action and please continue to use PatientChase as normal.


We have updated the location where these extra searches originate from and it is advisable that whenever we patch out a new version/update of PatientChase you import them from this new location.

For example, we may update the criteria that form your AdvancedSearches Auto Report (used in Population Reporting in EMIS) which determines whether PatientChase filters out patients that have had a chronic disease review (based on your practice’s ‘review done’ codes).

These searches are now found in a file called PatientChaseSearches.xml which holds our suite of extra searches.


The guide on updating Advanced Searches and extra searches can be found here


It is important that you follow these instructions to ensure your data is accurate.

Only follow these instructions if you export searches from EMIS prior to syncing PatientChase with EMIS.

If you simply ‘EMIS Sync’ PatientChase with EMIS when you open it, then ignore this guide.



How do I know I’m running the latest version of PatientChase?

When PatientChase loads up, check first that you are running the latest version of PatientChase. This is indicated by a green tick near the top right of the screen:

If you have a blue 'i' in place of the green tick, then restart PatientChase to load a patch update.

You should then follow the guide above (if it applies to you).


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Cheryl Barton, Data Manager – Bramblys Grange Medical Practice, Hampshire

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Jackie Hogg, Clinical Data Manager – The Baffins Surgery, Portsmouth

PatientChase is an excellent product of which I think as soon as you purchase it you will ask yourself ‘how ever did I cope without it?!

Rachel Mardlin, Health Informatics Facilitator – Sheffield University Health

This product will make my QOF staff member’s job so much simpler and is a quarter of a QOF point for me

GP, Newcastle

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PM, Cambridge

PatientChase is extremely user friendly and the support provided by PatientChase has been excellent

Practice Administrator, Otley

By using PatientChase, what would normally have taken half a day has just taken 10 minutes!

GP QOF Lead, North Wales

We use PatientChase and find it invaluable, it saves a lot of time and helps us organise our work effectively

Sue Careswell, Leckhampton Surgery

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Dr. Raza Toosy

Dr. Raza Toosy

Raza is a current partner of a GP practice in Wallington, Surrey. He has had a passion for IT for all of his life and obtained an MScIT in Kingston University with Distinction in 2008 whilst still working as a GP. With his knowledge of both medicine and information technology his focus and vision is to create a line of business applications for GP surgeries and has been actively involved in the development of PatientChase and now PatientLeaf since 2005 using the .Net Framework. He's always wanted to improve the way clinicians access and view data to make their lives easier.

Dr. Raza Toosy

Richard Chmielowski

With qualifications in business and marketing and having previously held managerial roles in both primary and secondary care, Richard Chmielowski is co-founder of GPSS. Passionate about helping primary care staff manage their patients in the best way possible, Richard is involved in many of the customer facing aspects of delivering IT solutions.