Terms and conditions

1. This website is operated by the NHS Institute. These terms of use govern your use of our website (http://www.institute.nhs.uk ). We may amend these terms of use from time to time, and the revised version will be effective when displayed here.

2. We aim to ensure that the information published on this website is accurate and consistent with current knowledge and practice in the NHS. However, medical knowledge and practice is constantly evolving and individual cases may require specific advice that cannot be addressed through this website. Accordingly, this website is provided for information only.

3. You acknowledge and agree that the NHS Institute will not be responsible for any claims, losses or damages (whether direct or indirect) arising out of or relating to the use of or reliance on the contents of NHS Institute except to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded by law.

4. You shall not reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts that form part of our website nor attempt to transmit to or via our website any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan, or other harmful or disruptive component.

5. We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this 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.

6. This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content of any third party website.

7. You may create hypertext links to our website, but we ask that any links are in accordance with our links policy.

8. If you submit personal information to us through this website, it will be used in accordance with our privacy policy. Please refer to our privacy policy for further details.

9. The internet is not a secure medium for communication. We cannot guarantee that any information you submit to us through our website or by email will arrive safely or be secure from interception by third parties.

10. Nothing in these terms of use shall exclude our liability to you for fraudulent misrepresentation by us or our employees or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees.

11. Material contained in our website is copyright © NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement except where otherwise stated. You shall not copy, reproduce or redistribute any material contained in our website except with written permission from the NHS Institute.

12. These terms of use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in respect of any disputes which may arise in relation to our website.