The website is managed by NHS Improvement, the operational name for the
organisation which brings together the two distinct legal entities, Monitor and
the NHS Trust Development Authority (referred to as ‘we’ from now on).
Using our website
This website is maintained for your personal use.
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.
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time.
Linking to and from our website
We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask permission to link to this website. We reserve the right to change our website URLs at any time.
However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by, NHS Improvement, Monitor or the NHS Trust Development Authority.
Some information in relation to the constituent bodies of NHS Improvement is available on other websites. Access to the content hosted on the legacy websites is subject to the terms and conditions applicable to those sites.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We cannot guarantee that links to other sites will work or will always be available to you.
Using our content
Unless otherwise stated, information on the website is published under the Open Government Licence v3.0, and you can reproduce information from the site as long as you comply with the terms of that licence.
The material featured on this website is subject to copyright protection, some of it Crown copyright, unless otherwise indicated. Further information can be found on the Crown copyright page of .GOV.UK.
In addition, we make much of our information available through feeds to third parties for use on websites or other applications. Please be aware, however, that these are not our products. These applications may use versions of our information and guidance that has been edited or cached. The most up-to-date version of our information will always be that available on our website. We don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of any such third-party products and do not accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of such third-party products under any circumstances.
If you wish to use logos, images or videos from our website please contact us for further guidance and authorisation.
While we make every effort to keep our website up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.
We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, in connection with our site, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This includes loss of:
- income or revenue
- profits or contracts
- anticipated savings
- tangible property
- wasted management or office time
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Requests to remove content
In special cases, you can ask for content to be removed from our website, eg if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or includes material that may be considered obscene or defamatory.
Contact us, giving the web address (URL) of the content you’d like removed and why. We’ll acknowledge your request and let you know what’s going to happen.
Unpublishing is at our discretion in discussion with the department or agency responsible for the content. This policy doesn’t affect your statutory rights to request information, including the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. However, you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process that you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.
We can’t accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur whilst using material derived from this website.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.
If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.
Revisions to these terms
We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of our website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change. You can find the date of the most recent update at the top of this page.