The TPDPortal.org.uk is created, provided, and restricted to the use of hospital pharmacy employees working within the NHS. Registration with, and use of the site is completely free for NHS users.
Users may create one account only for their own personal use. The account must be registered using a valid NHS email account. This will be validated before access to the portal is granted. Once registered, your account can be accessed from any computer or web accessible device.
Please note that although accessible, the site is not optimised for Smartphone, IPad or Andoid Tablet use. Some content such as instructional movies may be restricted when using devices that do not accept Flash. In addition, other content may not execute as normal.
TPD Portal will take all necessary steps to ensure that day to day, the portal is available for use, and its service is uninterrupted. TPD portal will also take all reasonable steps to ensure the site is free from errors. Due however to the unique characteristics of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed.
From time to time maintenance and upgrades may take place. Although every effort is made to do this discretely, users should be aware that, for reasons outside our control, such work may temporarily affect access to the site or certain functions of it.
Data is backed up on a daily basis, including user account content. In the unlikely event of a problem, the site and content can be restored with a maximum data loss of 24 hours. Users should be aware that if the site is used sporadically by an individual user, and a large volume of data is then created/changed in a single 24 hour period, if this coincides with an event beyond our control, due to the back-up cycle, this data could be lost. TPDPortal.org.uk cannot be held responsible for such a loss.
TPDPortal.org.uk grants you personal access to your account within the portal so you may utilise its professional development tools. Other than personal content which may be exported and printed within the normal functionality of the site, you may not download, copy, disseminate or modify any part of the site, without our written consent.
This site or any portion of it may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.
You may create a hyperlink to the welcome page of TPDPortal.org.uk as long as the link does not portray the site or affiliate it with products, services, groups or content that is derogatory, offensive, illegal or misleading.
You must not use the Portal in any way that either directly or indirectly causes, or may cause, the portal to be damaged or that may affect users access to it.
When you register with the portal, it is understood that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You should take all necessary steps to ensure that your password is kept confidential and secure, including access to your computer, or access device, and must inform us immediately if you know or suspect your password is known by, or being used by, or may be used by, another party. You agree that as such you are responsible for any content or activity undertaken using your account or password.
All content included on the portal, such as competence descriptors, affiliated data, text, data handling methods, designs, images, movies, logos and software are protected by UK copyright and database right laws and owned by NHS TSET or its partner, Axia Interactive Media Ltd
You must not use the portal for any of the following:
TSET remains fully committed to supporting the TPD for the foreseeable future and currently holds adequate funds to achieve this. There are currently no known threats to the future viability of TSET as a group. If at any point in the future due to changes in the NHS or to other unforeseen factors outside of its control, the future viability of TSET comes under threat, the committee will implement an exit strategy to transfer the running of the TPD Portal to another appropriate body or organisation or, in the worst case scenario, ensure that all data entered on the portal is preserved and accessible to users.
Although the need to do so is not anticipated, we reserve the right to refuse access to the portal, terminate accounts, remove or edit content at our discretion should the need arise
In order to register with the TPD Portal we need to collect specific information about you. This information is encrypted and registrants can be assured that this information is held securely and is used only by the TPD Portal to allow ongoing access to the site. You may however occasionally receive future information from us electronically, primarily to remind you about the site and encourage your continued use of it.
We will collect aggregate information on the number and frequency of visits to various parts of our site for the purposes of improving the portal, uptake of it, and improving your user experience.
Our servers are routinely tested against, and comply with HMG Security Policy Framework and Information Assurance Standard 6, which is one of the strictest standards of data security. Registrants can also therefore be assured that in addition to information supplied at the time of registration, data they choose to upload to the site in connection with portal use, is also stored securely.
It is important to note, that other than membership and use of the portal's forum area, registrants membership of the site and their data, unless expressly described otherwise, is inaccessible and invisible to other registrants.
Portal administrators, either employed by NHS TSET, or Axia Interactive Media Ltd, our software development and support partners, have administration rights and therefore limited access to personal accounts. This access is for the purposes of retrieving data necessary to support users in the event of password loss, or resolving user difficulties, if they arise. Such access is usually, however not exclusively, at the request of a particular user. Any user request for assistance will be limited to their own account.
During roll out of the TPDPortal.org.uk, administrators may if required, view and supply registration volume data and 'account last used' data to Local Portal Champions appointed by NHS TSET solely for the purposes of assisting them to roll out the system in their appointed area.
The TPD Portal includes links to other sites. We do not provide personally identifiable information to these sites. These links are provided for your information and convenience only. The TPD Portal is not responsible for the content or validity of these sites, their privacy practices and or security. You should reassure yourself of their security and or contact them directly to review their policies.
When using the forum and when uploading evidence of competence, care must be taken to protect patient confidentiality, and follow local/national guidelines. Any copies of worksheets for example, used as supporting evidence must be depersonalised . TPDPortal.org.uk takes no responsibility for any action taken with regards patient confidentiality, should you fail to do this.
In the event you leave a hospital, Trust or region and the email account you used to register will no longer be accessible, you must inform TPDPortal before your access to this email account is denied so that we can contact you to arrange transfer of your Portal membership to new contacts details.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your account, password, your computer, or other access device. Never save your password on a shared or public computer, and be sure to sign off when away from or have finished using one.
If you have any concern about privacy at TPDPortal.org.uk, please use the Contact tab, and provide information and a contact point so that we can attempt to address the matter for you.
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