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Copyright in the material contained on this Website is owned by or licensed to the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (“NHS Institute”) unless otherwise stated. 
Copyright in all NHS Institute generated material is owned by NHS Institute (2006-2012).

Use of material on this Website

Access to any material contained within this Website (including but not limited to text, logos, pictures (including but not limited to JPEG images), and other downloadable information) does not give the person or organisation who accesses the material the right to re-use it in any manner, for example by making multiple copies, placing copies on an Intranet for internal circulation, publishing or issuing or distributing copies to the public.   Furthermore, any commercial copying, publishing, issuing or distribution of any content on this Website is strictly prohibited and use of material in this manner will constitute a breach of the NHS Institute’s or third party’s copyright.

However, the material on this Website may be re-used for the purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study, criticism, review and news reporting. In these circumstances, in the case of NHS Institute generated material, our rights to be cited as author of the information are retained.  In all uses of NHS Institute generated material, you must clearly state the source of the material you are using.  This does not, however, imply a right to use any brand names, trade marks or logos appearing on the Website which are owned by NHS Institute and which is prohibited. 

Creative commons licence

Some parts of this website, where specified, are subject to the Non-Commercial Creative Commons licence (see: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/). A summary of the broad terms of this licence are set out below (but please see the full terms of the licence at the link prior to use of any material).

For material subject to the creative commons licence, you are permitted to copy, display, distribute and perform the material and make derivatives of the material, provided that:
-    you accredit the NHS Institute as being the owner of the copyright in the material;
-    you do not use the material for any commercial purpose;
-    if you alter the material in any way, you must licence the rights to use the material under the same licence terms.

If you want to use any material contained on the Website other than as permitted in this statement, it will be subject to permission being given by the copyright holder, usually in the form of a copyright licence.   If you would like to request the right to such use of NHS Institute copyright materials please contact us using our contact form

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