Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association

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he design of the site is intended to make it easy for you to find us on-line and to help you navigate the site quickly and easily to access information.


Members' area

Bulletin Board

Technical Tips

Home area

Journal on-line



There are two navigation bars (navbars) - one at the top and the other on the left hand side. These are links to the various parts of the site. Where text has been abbreviated on the navbars, the full name of the link appears when you place the cursor over it.

The site is divided into two sections - the home are and the members' area. The members' area can be accessed only by Amicus/CPHVA members.


Home area

If you are looking for:

Click on:

Latest News and Updates from the CPHVA Homepage and Press

CPHVA Organisational Profile, Democratic Structures, Professional Services


How to join the CPHVA


General information on regional and country committees and contact details for your regional/country chair


CPHVA staff, departments and contact details

Contact Us

Press Releases and Media Press

CPHVA Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups

Information on campaigns


Information on Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Clinical Effectiveness

Details of other websites relevant to community practitioners


Frequently Asked Questions


'Community Practitioner' journal online

CPHVA Publications Bookshop

Education for Health Visiting and Community Nursing

Information on School Nursing School Nursing
Information on Health Visiting Health Visiting
The work of the CPHVA in Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland Countries
CPHVA responses to official publications and reports Responses
Labour relations and pensions enquiries Amicus
Search the Amicus/CPHVA website (not the bibliographic database - see Members' area below Search Site

Members' Area
  • To log-in, click on Members on the left-hand menu of the homepage.
  • You will then be asked to enter a User ID and Password.
  • The User ID is your MSF/CPHVA membership number, which is on your membership card.
  • Older membership numbers are a mixture of letters and numbers. If your membership number begins 0H0, please note that you should type the numeral 0 (zero) and not the letter O and use a capital H.
  • The password changes periodically and changes published in Community Practitioner. From January 2006 it will be dodo2006 (lowercase, no spaces).
  • If you have trouble logging in, please check your membership number and password which you may have mis-typed or forgotten.
  • Remember that the User ID and passwords are case sensitive. If you are still unable to log-in, please contact Information Resources on 020 780 4022/4023

If you are looking for:

Click on:

Library acquisitions, journals listing

Information Resources

CPHVA professional briefings Professional Briefings
CPHVA Bibliographic database for bibliographic information
(this has a separate help facility for search tips)
Search Database

Non-current material


Bulletin Board [Due to technical problems, this facility is disabled at present]
  • Log-in to the Members' area and click on the Bulletin Board button on the left-hand side.
  • You will see a list of previous messages. To read a message click on the link in the subject column.
  • To reply by email to the person who sent a message click on their name.
  • To send a message to the board, click on the post new message button and enter your details and message in the relevant text boxes. Then click on the post message button below.
Journal on-line
The full-text version of Community Practitioner is available to members only

Non Members who subscribe to the Journal - y

Non Members who subscribe to the Journal - you will need your Subscriber No. as the User ID and the password as above (see `Access to the members area`).

Adobe Acrobat
To read some files on the website you will need Adobe Acrobat. If you do not have the plug-in installed you can download it very easily by visiting the Adobe website - simply click on the link below and follow the instructions.
Read the Acrobat documentation. Note that viewing online does not download the whole file in one go - the server will send out pages as you request them. Mac users please note that the plug-in does not work in Internet Explorer, but does in Netscape Navigator.
Technical Tips
The site is browser independent. Any browser that supports features common to Netscape Navigator 4 and Internet Explorer 4 or higher will be adequate to access the site.
This gives you the option of building up your own catalogue of web resources. If the site you are browsing is useful and you think it may required for future use:
  • Click on Bookmark/Favourites in your top menu bar
  • You will see a drop down menu
  • Click on Add
  • Give the site a recognisable name which you can view easily
  • Click on OK
Deleting temporary files
This will help you to speed up performance. If you have too many temporary files, you will have problems logging in or access error loops. Clearing the temporary files will help you to navigate the site faster and may solve navigation problems. This will not delete your web addresses in the Favourites or Bookmarks.
If you have problems doing this, please contact your IT department. 
The search facility gives the option of searching the CPHVA and MSF sites, and the whole of the World Wide Web.
To search
Enter a term/keyword in the search box - the system will retrieve any items with the word(s) you have typed and rank them, putting those that most closely match your search at the top. You can then click on any of the retrieved items to view them.
For more detailed help with searching, click on the help link on the search screen.

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