On this page, you will find helpful hints to guide you around the Networks section of the website.
About the Networks homepage
You can access the Networks homepage by clicking on the 'Networks home' link, which is always visible in the grey bar at the top of your profile page.
When you open Networks page, you can easily access which type of group you would like to view, whether you are a member of them or not. Click on one of the following tabs to see the lists of groups available:
If you are not a member of the group yet, you will need to apply to join the group. You can do this by clicking on the 'apply' button and completing the short form.
Once you become a member of a group, you will be able to easily access these from your profile page. For quick access, they will also appear in the 'My groups' box on the left hand side of your Networks homepage.
The Overview page
When you click on the link to enter your group, you will be taken to the Overview page about the group.
You will also see the following six tabs, which will take you to the other areas.
On this overview page, there is a quick links box on the left-hand navigation which allows to to jump to other pages in the Networks section. The quick links allow you to see:
- the most recent activity in your group
- who is currently online
- the page to join more groups
- the form to suggest a new group
The overview page also includes the following useful tools:
- view and search all members of the group
- send a message to a group member
- see a list of the most recent activity
- see a list of group contacts and their details
The News section is a great place to share the latest information related to your group and to keep others up-to-date with the latest news.
By clicking on the 'News' tab, you can view the most recent news and also add your own items.
To add a news item, simply click on the 'Add news' button and fill in the quick form. You can also insert an image and upload a file to accompany the news item.
The Events page shows the upcoming events for this group for the current calendar month. You can also view events for previous and future months.
If you wish to add an event to the group click on the ‘Add Event’ button and complete the details on the form. You can promote your event with images, web links and documents and even receive a list of RSVPs.
This is a great way to communicate with pharmacists across the country and connect with like-mided colleagues.
A forum is set up for each group, to ensure that all topics are kept within the scope of each discussion.
You can start a new thread by clicking on the 'Start discussion' link or make comments on the current topics.
This area allows you to store documents associated with this group. Share your files and collaborate with your colleagues through the network.
This area allows you to share videos that are available online, such as Youtube.