Terms and conditions

This website is operated by NHS Digital. These terms of use govern your use of this website (the NHS digital service manual). We may update these terms of use from time to time, and the revised version will be effective when displayed here.

You may access and use the NHS digital service manual if you agree to be legally bound by the terms set out here. If you do not agree to be legally bound by these terms please do not access or use the NHS digital service manual. If you break these terms and conditions your rights of use will end immediately.

Licence

The images, trademarks, trade names, logos included in the website are either owned by NHS Digital, or licensed for use on this website by the Department of Health or third parties.

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by intellectual property right laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

Terms of use

References to ‘the NHS’ mean ‘the NHS in England’ unless otherwise stated. Service descriptions, entitlements and costs refer to services in England and arrangements may differ elsewhere in the UK.

We can’t guarantee uninterrupted access to the website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damage arising from the unavailability of this website or the information it contains.

This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content of any third party website and a link to another site does not mean NHS Digital endorses their site or content.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you submit personal information to us through this website, it will be used in line with our privacy policy.

We do not guarantee that this website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse this website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which this website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to this website.

You must not attack this website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use this website will end immediately.

General

These terms of use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England, and we both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England in respect of any disputes which may arise in relation to our website.

Contact details

Contact us by email at enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk if you have any questions.

Updated: August 2018