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Material where the copyright belongs to the Network may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for non-commercial research, private study or for internal circulation within an NHS organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any such items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Where material is available only from members-only parts of the website, it may only be reproduced or circulated for legitimate use within practice management purposes without first obtaining express written permission from the Network steering group.

The permission to reproduce our material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to the site.

Links policy

All links from this website are selected using our links policy. Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages must load into the user’s entire window. You must not use any of the logos to link to our site without prior permission.


Every effort is taken to ensure that the information contained in this website is both accurate and complete.


We have taken care to design the website to be accessible to as many users as possible regardless of the tools and system configuration that they are using. This means that the content of the site and navigation should be clearly accessible even if the design does not appear as intended.
If you experience any difficulties with accessibility of the site or have any suggestions for improvement, please let us know through the contact form on the website or through this email address:


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the Network, Department of Health and the NHS are proprietary marks. Copying these logos and any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using material derived from this website.


We do not accept any liability for any type of loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of your use of this website, the losses were foreseen, foreseeable, unforeseen, unforeseeable, known, unknown or otherwise.