SPSP Fellows Community Website – Quick Guide
1. The website (http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/spspfellows)
You do not need to log in to view the website, however to take part in discussions
and upload resources you will need to become a member of the community.
2. Join the community
The website is available to all but to get the full benefit you need to log in with your
NHS Athens username and password.
When you join the community your details will be added to the contacts list that can
be accessed by all members.
How to join
Go to the website http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/spspfellows
Click on the ‘Log in’ link in the top left corner of the site.
Enter your NHS Athens user name and password. (See Appendix 1 if you do
not have an Athens username or if you have forgotten your password)
Once you are logged in the option to ‘Join this community’ is visible, at the
top left of the screen, next to your name.
Click to join.
Please note: if you have not agreed to the ‘Community Rules and Guidance’
terms and conditions within your Athens account you will have to do so to join
the community. You will be presented with a link to your profile if this applies
to you. Follow the links to accept the terms and conditions.
3. Features/pages of the website
o SPSP Calendar of events – click on the link to access the calendar of
o Latest news – headlines from IHI, AHRQ, QSHC. To suggest
additional sources, contact the admin team.
o Quicklinks - links to external websites. To suggest additional
quicklinks, contact the admin team.
o Recent activity – displays recent activity within website, such as the
addition of new resources, discussion threads, etc.
Residential Sessions – this page contains all the resources from the
residential sessions, organised by cohort and session number.
Resources – this page contains resources organised by:
Projects – this page contains project work for each fellow. Individual fellows
will be required to upload project documentation to their individual section
within this page.
Please note: you must be a member of community and be logged in to be
able to upload your work to this page.
To upload your work:
1. Click on the 'Edit page' link within the green panel towards the top
of the page
2. Click on the 'Edit' button on the top left hand corner of your section.
3. Complete the upload form with the relevant details.
4. Click on 'Save' once you are finished.
5. Remember to click on the 'Publish Page' button at the right-hand
side of the page to publish the new content live on the web.
Contact Us – use this page to get in contact with the SPSP Fellowship
Resource Library – search the library to find resources which have been
added by the community members. You can also find resources by using
‘Tags’ – keywords which have been added to resources.
o You can also search the Knowledge for Care Scotland website
(formally the e-Library). Click on the ‘search KFCS’ link on the left
hand side of the search results page. Use the filters on the right hand
side of the page to narrow your results.
Adding resources to the library - Members can add resources to the
resource library. You must be logged in to upload resources.
o Choose whether to add a resource from your computer, the
Knowledge for Care Scotland website (formally e-Library) or a URL to
a specific Internet website.
o Fill in the details about the resource (Please try to name resources in
a way that can be clearly understood by the wider audience…). Add a
description or keywords to help users find the resource in a search;
add tags to enable users to find the resource using the tag cloud.
Wikis - A Wiki is a webpage that allows users to create, edit and link content.
A wiki is usually created collaboratively and allows members of the
community to contribute collaboratively on a piece of work. See the Wiki page
for further instructions.
Blogs – A Blog (shortened from ‘Web Log’) is a regularly updated narrative,
journal or diary that can be produced by an individual or group. See the Blog
page for further instructions
Discussions - The Discussion area is a key resource for communicating with
colleagues. See the Discussion page for further instructions.
Appendix 1: How to get an Athens username and password
If you do not yet have an Athens password please follow the instructions below. If
your Athens password has run out or you need to change your details please contact
your local Athens administrator (usually your local NHS library) or email
1. Go to http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/spspfellows
2. Click on the ‘Log in’ link at the top left hand corner of the homepage.
3. Click on the ‘Register’ link.
4. Read the user information and select the appropriate user group and click on
the ‘Register’ link next to that group.
5. Select your NHS board or local authority
6. Read the terms and conditions and click on ‘I agree…’
7. Fill in the personal information form and click ‘Continue’
8. If you are registering for your Athens account on an NHS network computer
your username and password should now be displayed and you should note
these down. You will then have to wait 24 hours for your account to become
If you have registered on a computer that is not connected to the NHS
network then you will receive an email at the email address you registered.
Click on the link within this email to confirm your details. Within the next 3-5
days you will receive a final email with your Athens username and password.
9. To change your password or update your email address, go to
www.athens.ac.uk and click on ‘My Athens’ on the left hand menu.