Sending a SMS to a patient can be done in different ways, sending one from a patients appointment on the diary can be done in a quick and easy way.
Firstly, you need to click on the appointment on the diary. On the window that appears with the appointment details you then need to click on Communication which will populate a dropdown list.
The list gives you the option to choose between reminders, emails and letters. Clicking on SMS will populate a further dropdown list where you can either chose to create a new SMS or choose one of the existing SMS templates. This process is shown below.
Once you have chosen the SMS option you want, a new window will appear where you can edit the body of the text.
Once you have finished with the SMS just click 'Send' at the bottom right hand corner of the page and this will send the SMS to the patient.