Finding things on the NatPaCT website
Since its launch in early 2002, the NatPaCT website has grown quickly and it's structure and contents have changed frequently. Because of this, it may not always be easy to find exactly what you are looking for. To help you, we offer here a few hints on effective searching of the website.
Looking for specific words?
The simplest search method is to use the search box at the top of every page. This works rather like Google and similar Internet search engines except that it will only look for things within the NatPaCT website. The search engine will list every page or document it can find on teh site that contains the word(s) you enter.
This can be a powerful tool if you are looking for material of any kind containing specific words. However, just like Google it can produce an overwhelming mass of material if your search term is a common one. For instance, at the time of writing, searching on the word primary produces 1,563 results, whereas searching for primary care trust financial planning tool lists 82 resources.
The search results page gives you the option to refine the search results (or to do a new search) limiting the search to material found in one of the following areas:
- Discussion forums
- Competency Framework
Looking for information in specific parts of the website?
The site contains special search tools within:
Each of these tools is optimised to help find things within that particular part of the website.
Looking for publications?
There is a page listing NatPaCT online publications.