Terms of Use

Use of Cookies

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is through the use of cookies. Cookies are small files of information which save and retrieve information about your visits to our site - for example, how you entered our site, how you navigated through the site and what information was of interest to you. The cookies we use identify you merely as a number. 

if you are uncomfortable regarding cookies use, please keep in mind you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in preferences or options menu in your browser. 


Your data is kept under secure conditions

We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on our website. You should understand that the open nature of the internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. Our intention is that this should not happen and we take measure to ensure that it does not. 


1 Introduction

NHS Pathology owns the NHS Pathology website. You may access and use this website ('NHS Pathology') if you agree to be legally bound by the terms set out below. If you do not agree to be legally bound by those terms please do not access and/or use www.nhspathologyplus.fph.nhs.uk.

NHS Pathology is only intended for use by people who live in England. 

2 Changes to terms

We may make changes to NHS Pathology, including these terms, at any time. You will be legally bound by the updated or amended terms from the first time that you use NHS Pathology after we put the changes on-line.

3 Intellectual property rights

For non-commercial use, including personal use, or for use by a
registered charity, a not-for-profit organisation or a public sector
body, you may copy, download, adapt or print off copies of the
materials, information, data and other content included on NHS Pathology ('NHS Pathology content'). You will need to obtain permission in writing from us before you make any other use of NHS Pathology content.

The rights in images, trade marks, trade names, logos included on NHS Pathology are owned by us and/or third parties. You will need to obtain permission in writing from the owner before you may use these images, trade marks, trade names, logos in any way.

4 Disclaimer medical information

NHS Pathology provides medical information for use as information or for educational purposes. We do not warrant that information we provide will meet your health or medical requirements. It is up to you to contact a health professional if you are concerned about your health.

NHS Pathology does not give medical advice in relation to any individual case or patient, nor does NHS Pathology provide medical or diagnostic services. 

If you are a medical or health professional then you are encouraged to use NHS Pathology for general information purposes.  However, you should not rely on material included on NHS Pathology and we do not accept any responsibility if you do. 

5 Third party websites

We do not monitor the content of third party websites.  Any link provided on NHS Pathology is solely for your convenience.  We do not accept any responsibility for any third party website.

6 Liability

We exclude any liability to you should NHS Pathology not be available at any particular time.

We do not accept any liability to you for any of the following types of loss or damage (which you may suffer as a result of your use of NHS Pathology) whether the losses were foreseen, foreseeable, unforeseen, unforeseeable, known, unknown or otherwise:

loss which arose when you first accessed or registered to use NHS Pathology (even if that loss results from the our failure to comply with these terms or our negligence);

any business loss you may suffer, including loss of revenue, loss of profits or loss of anticipated savings (whether those losses are the direct or indirect result of our default);

loss which you suffer other than as a result of our failure to comply with these terms or our negligence or breach of statutory duty;

any loss suffered due to the default of any party other than us.

We do not warrant that NHS Pathology or any content will be available uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that NHS Pathology or its supporting systems are free of viruses or bugs.

We do not accept any liability to you if we fail, or are interrupted or delayed in the performance of any obligation because of:

the non-availability or failure of any telecommunications or computer services, systems, equipment or software operated or provided by you or any third party;

any other event not reasonably within our control.

We do not give any commitments or accept any liability to you in respect of NHS Pathologycontent provided by other users of the website or third parties.

7 Remedies

To the extent that we are practically able to do so, we may terminate your access to any part of NHS Pathology at any time without notice if you breach any of the terms. 

8 General

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England.