- 1. What is the difference between ‘search’ and ‘browse’?
- 2. How do I use ‘search all documents’?
- 3. What is ‘browse’ and how does it work?
- 4. How do I use ‘browse by contributor’?
- 5. How do I use ’search by the name of a patient’?
- 6. How do I use ‘browse by investigation‘?
- 7. How does ‘browse’ find the relevant documents?
- 8. How do I search everything?
- 9. I used ‘search by the name of a patient’ but didn’t get any document results. Why?
- 10. Why can’t I find the material I expected to find?
- 11. Why has some material not been disclosed on this site?
- 12. What is a redacted document and why have documents been redacted?
- 13. What is OCR and how is it used on the site?
- 14. How do I use Adobe Reader to search within documents?
1. What is the difference between ‘search’ and ‘browse’?
‘Search’ allows you to look through the online archive of documentation by entering a specific term. This term can be a name, for example the name of a patient, or a word that you wish to search the documents for. You can also search the entire website using the global site search, visible in the top right-hand corner of this website.
‘Browse’ allows you to look through the disclosed material, which is grouped according to certain predefined headings. You can browse:
by contributor (by the organisation or individual who contributed the material)
by investigation (those investigations referred to frequently in the Report).
Please note that ‘search by the name of a patient’ is similar to ‘browse by contributor’ and ‘browse by investigation’ because it is a guided way of filtering the documentation. However, to search by the name of a patient you are required to enter the name of a patient, rather than view a defined list that you can select from. This is to provide some privacy to the patients who have been named in the Report.
For more information, see What is ‘browse‘ and how does it work? and How do I search by the name of a patient?