V4/V5 - What is the difference between Consultation and History Fields?

This article relates to version 4 of myPractice and version 5 of Bp Allied.


There are 2 distinct types of fields available for use within the customisation of myPractice. These are:

  • Consultation fields and
  • History fields.

Consultation fields are fields which are tied to each appointment date. As a new appointment is generated a "fresh" set of Consultation fields are generated which allow you to enter in notes against this appointment date. To view the notes from your last appointment hover your mouse over the "i" which appears next to the consultation field. To see notes from appointments previous to the last you must select this appointment date from the drop down list of appointments within the consultation area.

History fields are static fields that don't change with each appointment. Within the customisation screen, History fields are prefixed by the letter "H" eg: HText1, HNumeric1 Within the customisation screen, Consultation fields are prefixed by the letter "C" eg: CText1, CNumeric1 Consultation and History fields can only be edited by Practitioners.

For more information on customising Client details see the Customisation section in the myPractice Help.

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