Links to TRAK information on the intranet as well as the most up-to-date documents on TRAK updates


Common TRAK Shortcuts

Trak has many Canned Text shortcuts that insert a template of text that you can then edit. These are useful for saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss something.

Many of the Trak Canned Text shortcuts are specific to each Speciality and you should be told about these when you receive your local induction to that ward or unit. You can also ask the doctors you are taking over from for the ones that are most useful to them.

The following is a list of commonly used Canned Text shortcuts that are useful wherever you are working, as chosen by current FY1s.

To use, simply type the code into the patient notes text box, then hit the <Spacebar> key.

For example, type \IDL then press the spacebar to display the Discharge Letter template.

\IDLImmediate Discharge Letter
\IDLGMImmediate Discharge Letter (Gen Med specific)
\IDLGS , \IDLCA etcSpecific Discharge Letter templates for certain clinical areas – ask which one your area uses
\TTTFalls Checklist – used when you document a review you do for any patient who has fallen whilst in hospital
\painrefReferral to pain team
\frailReferral to frailty team
\deathverDeath verification template – used when you verify any patient death
\deathcertDeath certification template – used when you complete a Death Certificate for a patient

TRAK User Updates

TRAK undergoes frequent updates and these changes to TRAK functionality are communicated by the Digital & IT TRAK Projects Team. Here is where you will find the most up-to-date information:

Trak Changes Documents (