The group is a closed group, primarily for Consultants in Communicable Disease Control, and others who have a similar interest in communicable disease control in the UK. It also welcomes professionals with a similar role in other countries who wish to learn from our experience, and/or to share their experience with us. Members must be willing to state clearly who they are.
In theory, only group members can read the messages sent to the group; but confidential information should NOT be posted unencrypted via the internet, and especially not to large groups of people.
If you wish to subscribe, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or click on the "join this group" button. Either way, PLEASE STATE WHO YOU ARE - your role, and/or interest in communicable disease control. (This is necessary to prevent inappropriate messages such as unsolicited commercial email from being sent to the group.) Failing to do this will mean your application will be rejected.
You may also wish to join the vaccination and immunisation policy and practice group - see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vaccimmuk.
Group members are asked to register with Yahoo!, and to make a record (in a safe place) of their Yahoo! ID and pass-word. If you have any problems with your subscription to this group, or your Yahoo! registration, please help look at http://www.phmeg.org.uk/egroup.htm, and if you can't find the answer to your problem there, email the group moderator at email@example.com, but do not send messages of that sort to all of the group.
Similarly, if you use an "out of office reply", please look at http://www.phmeg.org.uk/egroup.htm for instructions on how to avoid sending "OOR" messages to everybody in the group.