Terms and conditions
Last updated 30 September 2020 to add clause 5.
Use of this website is governed by these terms and conditions.
Copyright and database rights in the
NHS Digital Content are released free-of-charge
under the current version of the Open Government Licence
(“OGL”), except where specified, either in these terms and
conditions, elsewhere on this website or in the OGL terms.
This licence does not extend to any other intellectual
property rights, including but not limited to patents, design
rights and trade marks. If there is any conflict between the
OGL terms and these terms and conditions these terms and
conditions shall take precedence.
This means that you can use NHS Digital
Content, including copying it, adapting it, and using it for
any purpose, including commercially, provided you follow these
terms and conditions and the terms of the OGL.
The OGL terms do not apply to the following categories of
NHS Digital Content, and therefore these must
not be used without our or the relevant owner’s prior consent:
Any logos, visuals, image rights, trade marks, trade names
and design styles (except where these are integral to a
document or data set) of NHS Digital, or
any predecessor or linked body, as well as of any partner
Information Standards. NHS Digital permits
the copying and re-use of Information Standards, in whole
or in part, for commercial and non-commercial purposes
but, to protect the integrity of the Information
Standards, you are not permitted to adapt, amend or
decompile the Information Standards for any purpose
without our prior consent.
Software, source code and any technical documentation
relating to software or source code except where released
Health Developer Network,
a public repository on
or any other platform we may specify from time to time.
Information owned by third parties which we are not
authorised to licence on to you. This information will be
clearly marked. If in doubt, email
Information gained through any services or sections on
this website (or linked websites) which can only be
accessed by logged-in users.
Any information which is marked as being under a different
licence, or not for release.
If you do use any NHS Digital Content you must
attribute it with the following statement:
“Information from NHS Digital, licensed under
the current version of the Open Government Licence.”
or in cases where the NHS Digital Content is
combined, adapted, or otherwise modified in line with these
terms and conditions:
“Contains information from NHS Digital,
licensed under the current version of the Open Government
By using any NHS Digital Content you accept and
agree to the following terms:
You must not alter, adapt, edit or modify any
NHS Digital branding where this is integral
to a document or data set.
If you do alter, adapt, edit or modify any
NHS Digital Content in accordance with
these terms and conditions, where possible, you should
remove the NHS Digital branding.
You may not directly or indirectly suggest any endorsement
or approval by NHS Digital of your website
or any non-NHS Digital entity, product or
content or any views expressed within your website or
NHS Digital has absolute editorial control
over all NHS Digital Content and reserves
the right to alter, adapt, edit, modify or restrict the
availability of NHS Digital Content without
You should refresh cached content every 24 hours to ensure
you have the most up-to-date version.
The following conditions apply to your use of content, files
and information assets (“Content”) accessible through this
website. These conditions form a part of the website terms and
conditions and any additional licensing terms specified on
this website as applicable to the Content. No part of the
constitutes a medical device;
has an intended medical purpose; nor
is intended to be an accessory to a medical device;
as per Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament
and Council on medical devices. Other than where liability
cannot be excluded as a matter of law
NHS Digital is not liable for any damages,
costs, liabilities or expenses (whether the same are direct
or indirect) suffered by you, or any third party to whom you
may make Content available, arising out of, or in connection
to, use or intended use of the Content (including, but not
limited to, any purported reliance on the Content being a
medical device, having a medical purpose or being an
accessory to a medical device).
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