About this site

The CPHVA website has been created to make information about the organisation and its work available on-line.
It also provides a gateway to many other sites which provide information on community nursing, public health and primary health care. The site is divided into two sections - the home area and the members' area. If you need further assistance with using the site go to Help or call Information Resources on 020 7939 7000.

Home area

You are currently in the home area, which contains the following information from the CPHVA. This includes:

  • An organisational profile
  • Our latest news and press releases
  • Information about CPHVA committees and special interest groups (SIGs)
  • Details of forthcoming conferences and events
  • Frequently asked questions
  • The Clinical Effectiveness programme
  • Education and careers information for community practitioners
  • CPHVA responses to official (usually government) publications
  • Access to the Community Practitioner website
  • CPHVA publications and online bookshop
  • Links - the CPHVA website directory provides links to a host of useful sites in the community nursing/primary care field.
  • CPHVA activity in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Information about professional and clinical practice issues plus projects and research relevant to community practitioners

Members' area - CPHVA Net

The members' area can be accessed only by CPHVA members. To log on, click on CPHVA Net on the left-hand menu of the homepage. You will then be asked to enter the MSF/CPHVA membership number which is on your membership card and a password. The password is changed from time to time. Currently it is dodo2003 (all lowercase). If you have problems logging in click on Help.

This part of the site contains more detailed information about the work of the CPVHA and some items for which there is a charge to non-members:

  • Professional briefings (full text)
  • CPHVA bibliographic database
  • Bulletin Board to post email messages which anyone else logging on can read and respond to if they wish.
  • Chat Room for `real-time` discussions.
  • Archive of non-current material

CPHVA website disclaimer

This material is copyright of the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association. Users are permitted to copy the material on a not for profit basis, provided that they make an appropriate attribution. In the case of documents on this website that have not originated with the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association, users are required to contact the relevant copyright owner.

Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

While we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its reliability and currency. The information provided on this site does not constitute business, medical or other professional advice, and is subject to change. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of this information.

We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

This site is managed by the Information Resources section of the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association.
, Information Officer

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