Terms of use

Please read the following terms and conditions, which apply to any use made by you of information or other material contained on this website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions. In entering our site you, as a user, are accepting our terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.

Use of website

The website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site. You also agree that you shall not make any use of the website such that the whole or part of the website is interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient, or the effectiveness or functionally of the website is in any way impaired and that you will not use the website for the transmission or posting of any computer viruses.


The entire contents of our website and the individual articles and other items published are protected by copyright. The information featured on this website is the copyright of NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) unless otherwise indicated.

Under the Open Government Licence you are encouraged to use and re-use the publicly accessible information on this website free of charge. Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages and its subsequent use in commercial or non-commercial enterprise. The CCG grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the information subject to the following conditions. This licence does not affect your freedom under fair dealing or fair use or any other copyright or database right exceptions and limitations.

Permission to re-use is subject to the following conditions:

  • you must acknowledge the source and our copyright in cases where you supply the information to others; “Copyright © 2016, Re-used with the permission of NHS North Kirklees CCG. All rights reserved.”
  • you must reproduce the information accurately, without amendment or alteration;
  • you must not use the information in a misleading way;
  • you must not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service;
  • you must ensure that you do not use the information in a way that suggests any official status or that the CCG endorses you or your use of the information;
  • you should be aware that different terms and conditions may apply to your use of third party information on this website;
  • you must ensure that your use of the information does not breach the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

The licence does not cover the use of:

  • the CCG logo except where it forms an integral part of a document or data set;
  • third party rights the CCG is not authorised to license.

Where you wish to re-use the information but the proposed re-use would contravene any of the conditions set out above, email  FOIA-NKCCG@northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk to determine whether the proposed re-use would be permitted and what, if any, additional conditions may apply. The application should be in writing, identifying the documents to be re-used and the purpose for re-use.

The information is licensed ‘as is’ and the CCG excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the information to the maximum extent permitted by law.

The CCG is not liable for any errors or omissions in the information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use. The CCG does not guarantee the continued supply of the information.

All material accessed or downloaded from the website is obtained at your own risk. It is your responsibility to use appropriate anti-virus software.

About the Open Government Licence

The Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) has developed this licence as a tool to enable Information Providers in the public sector to license the use and re-use of their Information under a common open licence. The Controller invites public sector bodies owning their own copyright and database rights to permit the use of their Information under this licence. The Controller of HMSO has authority to license information subject to copyright and database right owned by the Crown. The extent of the Controller’s offer to license this Information under the terms of this licence is set out in the UK Government Licensing Framework. This is version 3.0 of the Open Government Licence. The Controller of HMSO may, from time to time, issue new versions of the Open Government Licence. However, you may continue to use Information licensed under this version should you wish to do so.

These terms are compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 and the Open Data Commons Attribution License, both of which license copyright and database rights. This means that when the Information is adapted and licensed under either of those licences, you automatically satisfy the conditions of the OGL when you comply with the other licence. The OGLv3.0 is Open Definition compliant.

Further context, best practice and guidance can be found in the UK Government Licensing Framework section on The National Archives website.

Intellectual property

The names, images, and logos within website are the proprietary marks of the NHS. Copying and using our logos or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.

Links policy

Links from

The website contains links to various websites that are operated by third parties over whom we have no control. Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages. A link does not imply the endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement. We therefore do not make any representation – and do not accept any liability – in respect of the content, products or services available from such websites, or the business of such third parties. Any dealings with advertisers and merchants accessed using the NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group’s websites shall be entirely at your own risk.

Links to

The CCG encourages users to establish hypertext links to the site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on another site. The pages must load into the user’s entire window.


We endeavour to ensure that the information contained in this website is both accurate and complete. However, we accept no responsibility for any damages or loss arising from the use of this information. We endeavour to ensure content on the website could not be deemed offensive to an individual or a collection of individuals, and that content adheres to common principles of decency and taste.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links.

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 program 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.

Privacy statements

This system will record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This information shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used for internal review and, if requested, to notify you about updates to the website.

The CCG will treat personal information sent via this website as confidential. No personal information, including email addresses, will be shared with third parties or commercial organisations for the purposes of advertising or data warehousing.

We do not use cookies to collect any private or personally identifiable information. However, we do use them to enhance the functionality of our website. Find out more.

Feedback form

If you would like to get in touch with us using our feedback form, we recommend that you do not include any sensitive information which would identify you or anyone else, such as details of health problems, in your message.


The information on these pages is intended as a guide only. Whilst we endeavour to keep such information as up to date as possible, we make no claim as to its total accuracy or completeness. Information is liable to change, and such changes may not be mirrored in this site. NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group does not accept liability for any loss or damage resulting from use of this site or reliance on its content. External links lead to sites and pages over which we have no control, and which we cannot verify for accuracy or content. The inclusion of a link on this website should not be taken as an endorsement of the linked website, nor of the accuracy or quality of the information on such sites.

This website is provided for information only. It is not intended to replace a consultation with an appropriately qualified medical practitioner. NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury that arises from the use of this website.