About Our Website

Learn more about accessibility, privacy policy, cookie policy and our terms of use

See our commitments below.

The NHS is committed to the privacy of individuals using this website. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. It applies solely to this website.

Some services on this website, for example our forms, collect personal information from you. Any information you do submit will be kept in the strictest confidence and will never be passed on to a third party, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.

Where is your data stored?

We store your data on our secure servers. By submitting your personal data (i.e. when you use our forms), you agree to this.

Keeping your data secure

We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

We aim to make this website as easy to use and understand as possible. We want visitors with disabilities to be able to gain the same benefit from using our website as those who are able-bodied.

Downloadable documents

We provide downloadable documents in a variety of formats. The most common are PDF and Word. Most computers already have the software to open these document formats. If you cannot open PDF documents, download Acrobat Reader.

Changing text size

You can change the size of the text displayed in your browser in the settings. You can find instructions for how to do this in the relevant help pages: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet explorer, Android.

General browser accessibility

You can change your browser or computer settings to improve accessibility in general when you are viewing websites on Microsoft or Mac.

What we do to help you

  • The design of the website is consistent to help you find your way around.
  • All of our images contain alternative text (alt text), for people using screen readers or text-only browsers.
  • We make sure that our links make sense out of context. This is important for screen readers for example, where links can be displayed as a list.
  • We use headers and bullet points to help you to scan the information on our pages.
  • We try to make sure that all our information is easy to read.
  • All videos have sub titles / closed captions.

Our compliance

The site aims to be compliant with W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Conformance Level "Double-A". We periodically review our pages to check this. If you have problems using any part of our site please let the web team know so that we can investigate the problem.


The content of this website is the copyright of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust unless otherwise stated. Where copyright applies, visitors can download material for private research, study or in-house use only. This is subject to material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website. Any other use of copyright material requires the formal permission of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Permission to reproduce Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Information specifically for patients and families has been reviewed for accuracy, but we hold no responsibility for alterations made thereafter without our consent.


We have taken every care to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, complete and kept up-to-date. However, medical knowledge is constantly changing and we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate and consistent with current NHS practice.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.


Links from this site to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site. Similarly, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.