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Any information appearing on www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk is issued as general information and does not constitute a warranty by any health organisation. No responsibility can be accepted by NHS Lanarkshire or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on the NHS Lanarkshire website. Readers should take specific advice in respect of specific situations.The use and access of pages of the NHS Lanarkshire website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and by the disclaimer above. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


The content of NHS Lanarkshire documents/web & additional sites (e.g. Elament, Sexual health, etc ) remains the property of NHS Lanarkshire and is copyrighted © with all rights reserved except as below:-

You may download/use material for educational purposes, for private research, study or in-house use only. Health care professionals may use material for use by themselves and in the course of their work for the NHS, their patients, their families or carers.

You must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website/document without prior permission. Any other use of copyrighted material belonging to NHS Lanarkshire should be requested through the copyright champion: amanda.minns@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk.

Links to other Websites

The provision on the NHS Lanarkshire website of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at that location. Links to sites are provided for informational purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites. The contents and material made available on linked sites are completely outwith our control and as such no liability is accepted for any damages resulting from accessing or failing to access these sites. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link on the NHS Lanarkshire website. The contents of a linked-to website may change without our knowledge and as a result, links may break or may terminate on pages which were not the original targets of a link. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked to websites, as these are beyond our control.


The resources contained on the NHS Lanarkshire website, including all files that are authorised for public and password-protected download or access, are provided on an "as is" basis and without any warranties. Although files are virus checked these cannot guarantee that files are free from computer viruses and no warranty is given that files downloaded or accessed from the NHS Lanarkshire website are free of computer viruses. No warranties are made as to fitness for purpose, quality or completeness of information. NHS Lanarkshire excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions in information provided on or linked to from this website.

Reliability of information

NHS Lanarkshire uses its best efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information on the NHS Lanarkshire website in accordance with the policies defined for NHS Lanarkshire. However, no guarantees are made that the information contained on NHS Lanarkshire or associated, or linked to websites is accurate, complete and current at any given time. Information presented on the NHS Lanarkshire website or associated sites may be changed at any time. The resources made available on the NHS Lanarkshire website are intended to assist users in their use of the National Health Service and are for information only. The NHS Lanarkshire website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor. Nothing on this website is intended to constitute advice to you. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker. Content on the NHS Lanarkshire website is governed by a number of policies and guidelines. Users of the NHS Lanarkshire website agree to inform NHS Lanarkshire if they should come across any material contained which they consider to be potentially in breach of any relevant legislation in order for the appropriate remedial action to be taken.

Availability of the NHS Lanarkshire website

Although the NHS Lanarkshire website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances, there are many factors both within and outside of the control of NHS Lanarkshire which may prevent the website from being available to users of the world-wide-web. No responsibility is accepted by NHS Lanarkshire for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources on this site. Where a user finds a specific error in the coding of a web page, or where he/she considers a page to be in breach of accessibility, it is a condition of use of this site that the NHS Lanarkshire web team be notified in order that appropriate action may be taken.

Governing laws

The terms and conditions of use of the NHS Lanarkshire website shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.