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The material on this site is subject to copyright protection of Public Health England (PHE) unless otherwise indicated. The PHE copyright protected material (other than agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the PHE 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.

The permission to reproduce PHE protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.

PHE encourages users to establish hypertext links to the site.

Links policy

All links from this website are selected using our links policy. Links 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; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages must load into the user's entire window. You must not use the Crown (or PHE) logo to link to our site without prior permission.


Every effort is taken to ensure that the information contained in this website is both accurate and complete. Although material published on this web site and material relating to government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is' without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.


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.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying PHE are the proprietary marks of PHE. Copying our logos and any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme 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 that may occur while using material derived from this website.

Personal information

The NTA is the sole owner of the personal information collected on this site. We collect information at several different points on our website and we explicitly ask when we need information that personally identifies you.

We and our service partners or suppliers use your personal information to operate the PHE drugs and alcohol website and to provide the services you have requested. We may occasionally commission other organisations to provide limited services on our behalf, such as packaging and delivering publications, performing statistical analysis or providing other essential elements of the site. We will only provide those organisations with the personal information they need to deliver the product or service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Your personal information will be held and used by us in accordance with UK data protection legislation.

The use of cookies

We reserve the right to use 'cookies' to track and store information about you.

Our aim is to continually improve the experience you have when you visit our website. As part of this process we use 'cookies'. Cookies are small text files containing information about your browsing session (e.g. which pages you visited) which are located in your browser directory.

We use different types of cookies and each has a specific function. Some cookies are essential to the working of the website and allow you to navigate easily from page to page and perform certain functions (e.g. comment on articles). Other nonessential cookies allow us to analyse how you use our site, which enables us to make decisions about how best to improve the website design and functionality to fit your future needs. 

Usually web browsers are set to accept cookies. If you have visited this site, however, and did not want cookies to be used please exit the site and use your browser tools settings to delete the cookies. If you do this and revisit this site, cookies will again be set unless you change your browser settings to reject cookies.

If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please write to:

Corporate Communications Manager, National Treatment Agency, 6th Floor Skipton House, 80 London Road, London SE1 6LH
or alternatively email: communications@nta-nhs.org.uk

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