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Special Interest Group for Health Informatics





Some of the information below can be accessed only as .pdf files



  • To share information about practice and development regarding information management within community health

  • To provide knowledgeable opinion to actively influence policy, planning , development and implementation of IM & T at local and national levels

  • To seek to influence national policies which affect their special areas of interest and CPHVA policy submitting motions to the CPHVA AGM through Centres and Executive Committee

  • To contribute expertise to CPHVA training and development programmes

  • To provide members for co-option to National and Uni-Professional Committees* To nominate members to represent the Association at the request of the CPHVA Executive Committee and the Director

  • To encourage and facilitate the management of information and supporting systems, including education of practitioners to achieve maximum relevance to a client centered service


Membership is open to all members and staff of the CPHVA, but may be open to all interested parties. Subscriptions are determined at the Annual General Meeting of the Group.

Please complete the Membership Form or alternatively contact Mary Mackie, 6, Oxenhope, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7DY. Tel. 01344 424 447


" representation at Nursing Professions Information Group of the Department of Health* organising training and development for members

" representation at the Child Health Informatics Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics

" exchanging information through e-mail, chat groups and networks* representation at the Clinical Systems Group

-Department of Health

" representation at the Clinical Headings Group

" bi-monthly meetings

Presentation -“The Information Management of Health Visitors: With specific reference to their community development activities”. Unpublished Phd thesis- by Dr Ruth Bacigalupo, Research Fellow Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Sheffield Community Sciences

NHSIA/CPHVA Survey of the use and experience of IT in the workplace - CPHVA Conference, Harrogate, October 31-November 2nd 2002 - Questionnaire, Results and Analysis

Access to Information Management and Technology -
Nursing and Allied Clinical Professions from the NHS Information


More information on SIG Health Informatics


2, Chase View, Main Road, Little Haywood, Staffs. ST18 OTU
Tel. 01344 424 447





Related Information

ABC of health informatics, BMJ, 17 Sept. 2005, p. 625

Communications Toolkit - July 05

NHS - One In Ten NHS Workers Now Training To Use Computers

NHS-National Programme for IT in the NHS
NPfIT - Development opportunities for NHS staff - The Supplier Attachment Scheme (SAS)
National Programme for IT - News
NHSIA - Latest 'Making IT Work’ Brochure Available
QMAS - Training Site for Practices and PCT Now Online
Community Informatics Initiative
Health Informatics on the Internet 
The UK Council for Health Informatics Profession
Useful artticles on health informatics:
Farmer, Jane and Richardson, Amanda (1997), Infomation for tranined nurses in remote areas: do electronically networked resoures provide an answer?, Health Libraries Review 14, 97-103.
Ward, Ros (2000),
Nurses' net needs, Health Informatics, Journal 6 196-203.
Stokes, P J and Lewin, D (2004) Information-seeking beahviour of nurse teachers in a school of health studies: a soft system analysis,
Nurse Education Today 24 47-54.

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