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Terms and Conditions

The use of photolibrary.nhs.uk is subject to the following terms and conditions. Photolibrary.nhs.uk (the NHS Photo Library) is managed by Capture Ltd on behalf of the Department of Health (referred to as ‘We’ below). In entering our site you as a user (‘You’) are accepting our terms and conditions.

Using the NHS Photo Library

The NHS Photo Library is a passwrod protected site and is provided as a resource for you to access images for use in NHS, social care and Department of Health materials only. Access and use of the NHS Photo Library constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website. 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. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.


© Crown Copyright 2005 The material on this site is subject to copyright protection of the Crown unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the NHS logo and library images) 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 Crown 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 the Crown 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.

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 NHS 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.


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 the NHS are the proprietary marks of the NHS. 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.

Privacy statements

To access the NHS Photo Library you need to supply details relating to your name, employment and email address. This information is used to determine your authority to access the site.

Additional to this, the information collected by us is used for internal review, to improve the content of the NHS Photo Library, to customise the content and/or layout of the NHS Photo Library, to notify users about updates to the NHS Photo Library, and to contact users about updates and changes to the website and is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.