The Locality reference table is a list of places used in patient addresses. It is initially populated with over 14,000 localities used by Australia Post.

Additional localities may be defined, for example, for a local community. You must enter a postcode.

* Marking Localities as Preferred *

Marking Localities as Preferred offers some time-savings for the user, as it limits visible choices of Locality in the Patient Maintenance form. It also reduces the risk of mistakenly choosing places with similar place-names.

Select multiple localities to be marked as preferred (or not preferred), right click to display the pop-up menu and make the required selection.

To set localities as preferred based on how often they have already been used, enter a value (the default is 5) into the edit box on the toolbar. Click the button and all localities used at least that number of times will be ticked as preferred.