Updated Location and Progamme Choosers

Within NHS ePortfolios, there are many occasions where you need to select a location from our “location tree”, e.g. when searching for an individual, or when configuring programmes/posts.

On Saturday the 12th March 2016, Location and Programme choosers were updated to make them quicker and easier to use, particularly on touch screen based devices.

Historically, selecting a location was a two step process.  First, you had to select the top most location in one field, then a second field appeared immediately below which contained the “location tree” itself, from which the location could then be selected:

location-chooser-before

Both of these elements have now been combined into a single chooser that is applied consistently throughout the site:location-chooser-after

To use the new chooser, simply click or tap in the field, and the chooser will appear, then:

  • To expand the location tree, click upon the triangles to the left of the tree items.
  • To select a location, click the round radio button.
  • To de-select locations, click the “clear” button.

Permissions

There will be no changes to the locations to which you have permissions as a result of this change.

The new chooser will contain all locations to which you previously had permission – if previously you had two items in the first field, the new chooser will contain two top level items in a single tree via which you can access all the child locations to which you previously had permission.

Programme Chooser

The programme chooser has also been updated and now behaves in the same manner as the location chooser.