Find out more about copyright, availability, accuracy, virus protection and linking to our site

Data protection

The Care Information Exchange uses the computer system Patients Know Best. The system is hosted within the NHS network, so it is secure. Patient information is encrypted so that only those people with consent to view the information can do so. You read more about information security here.


Content including videos, images, documents and graphics on this website is the copyright of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust unless stated otherwise. Images are the copyright of the artist also.

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. Where any of the copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Any other use of copyright material requires the formal permission of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Visitors must not copy, distribute or publish any material from this website.

The permission to reproduce copyright-protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party.


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 information on this site.


We try to make sure information on this website is accurate, complete and kept up-to-date. However, information is constantly changing so we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate at all times.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material for viruses. However, it is recommended that you 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 which may occur while using material derived from this website.

Linking to our site

You do not have to ask permission to link to pages hosted on our website. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames. Pages must load into the user's entire window.