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Adverse drug reaction reporting using Best Practice: Installing the ADR reporting template

18 October 2018

Before you start

This guidance assumes a working knowledge of Best Practice. For installation purposes you will need to be connected to the Internet in order to download the template from the TGA website.

Download the ADR Reporting template

The ADR Reporting template can be accessed on the TGA website.

  • Download the BP ADR Reporting Form.rtf from the TGA website and SAVE to the desktop.

Note: Do not OPEN the template - this may corrupt the merge fields.

Install the template in Best Practice

  • Open Best Practice.
  • Open the word processor (screenshot showing the word processor icon or F4)
  • Select Templates; Import template, as shown in figure 1.
Figure 1: Importing a template.
screenshot showing location of import template option
  • Select BP ADR Reporting Form.rtf.
  • Select Save Icon – name the template 'BP ADR Reporting Form' and select the "Available to all users" tick box, as shown in figure 2.
Figure 2: Saving the template.
screenshot showing Template detail dialogue box
  • Select 'Save'.

Open the saved template

The template can now be accessed under 'Templates'; 'Use template', as shown in figure 3.

Figure 3: Opening the saved template
screenshot showing location of Use template option

Using the template

Guidance is available for using the ADR Reporting template in Best Practice on the TGA website.


Version history
Version Description of change Author Effective date
V1.0 Original publication Technical and Safety Improvement October 2018