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Website privacy


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How we use your personal information

We collect information about you so we can use it to provide the best possible care. For further information on the information we collect and how we use your personal information, please see our information about patient privacy.


Our website uses cookies. These are small files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission before we can use them on your device.

View which cookies we use on our website.

Social media

We use social media as a way to communicate with our patients and staff. We will never use personal information or media across these channels unless prior permission has been given. We may use contact information or usernames to respond to messages or comments you send to us. If you post publicly on social media, we may share or retweet your post with our followers.

Additionally we use a third-party provider, Orlo, to manage our social media interactions, supported by the use of the Orlo chatbot. If you send us a private or direct message via social media the message will be stored by Orlo. It will not be shared with any other organisations.  For more information, please see Orlo's Privacy Policy (opens in a new tab) and their Terms and Conditions (opens in a new tab)

You can unsubscribe or unfollow us on any social media channel we have a presence on at any time.

Please view our social media house rules for more information about how we interact with users on social media:

Third-party services

If you turn on cookies that measure website use (on our cookies page) we may use the following services on the NHS website:

  • Google Analytics and Hotjar collect information about how you use our website, to help us make it better
  • Hotjar tools are used to ask you questions to help us make the website better. These surveys may collect both personal data and data that cannot identify you (anonymised data). You will be reminded of specific details when we collect this data and your rights under this policy and legislation are not affected
  • JotForm collects data through forms that are created in JotForm and presented to you through our website. JotForm ( is an online form service providing HIPAA-compliant forms and a business associate agreement (BAA) so that we can collect health information safely and securely.

For more information about how these services process your data, see:

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or the practices of this website, please email the Communications team.