Terms of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions, which apply to any use made by you of information or other material contained on the www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk website.  The use of www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk website is subject to the following terms and conditions. In entering our site you as a user are accepting our terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.

Use of website

The www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. 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. You also agree that you shall not make any use of the website such that the whole or part of the website is interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient, or the effectiveness or functionally of the website is in any way impaired and that you will not use the website for the transmission or posting of any computer viruses.


The material on this site is subject to copyright protection of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust unless otherwise indicated. This copyright protected material (other than any organisational logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for the purposes of 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 items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be clearly identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust copyright 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.

Intellectual property

The names, images, and logos within Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust website are the proprietary marks of the NHS. Copying and using our logos or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.

Links policy

The Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust website contains links to various websites that are operated by third parties over whom we have no control. Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages. A link does not imply the endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement. We therefore do not make any representation - and do not accept any liability - in respect of the content, products or services available from such websites, or the business of such third parties. Any dealings with advertisers and merchants accessed using the www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk website shall be entirely at your own risk.

Links to

The Trust encourages users to establish hypertext links to the www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on another site. The pages must load into the user’s entire window.


We endeavour to ensure that the information contained in this website is both accurate and complete.  However, we accept no responsibility for any damages or loss arising from the use of this information. We endeavour to ensure content on the www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk website could not be deemed offensive to an individual or a collection of individuals, and that content adheres to common principles of decency and taste. However, we do not accept any liability for any content published by contributors through any pages.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links.

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 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 that may occur while using material derived from this website.

Privacy statements

Information you submit via our website is protected using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS) software, which encrypts information you input into electronic forms. However the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk.

The Trust will treat personal information sent via this website as confidential. No personal information, including email addresses, will be shared with third parties or commercial organisations for the purposes of advertising or data warehousing.

Cookie Policy

The Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust website uses cookies for the purposes outlined in this policy.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Essential Cookies

This website makes use of Essential Cookies, as defined in the UK GDPR, in order to function and to improve your security, e.g. when submitting forms. These Essential Cookies are only for security and site function, and do not track individuals in any way.


We use Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors engage with our website to make improvements.  Google sets cookies on your browser for this purpose and collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

You have the option to decline these cookies by selecting ‘Decline’ on our cookie banner.  If you choose this option, our site will still work correctly but some content may not display.

Type of Cookies

We use the following type of cookies:

  • Necessary. Necessary cookies are essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
  • Analytics. Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Cookie types






Essential cookie for software functionality including session management for authentication, form submission validation, load-balancer configuration. Secured and does not track across websites (domain-specific). Expires at explicit session end (i.e. explicit log out) or 20 minutes of inactivity.



Essential cookie for maintaining context across multiple high-availability application servers and secure Web Application Firewall (WAF). Secured and does not track across websites (domain-specific).  Expires at explicit session end (i.e. explicit log out) or 20 minutes of inactivity.


'Permanent' (multi-year duration)

Remembers that a user has accepted cookies from website, enabling cookies from GA and Code Droplets (where configured). Secured and does not track across websites (domain-specific).

CONSENT – Google Analytics and Tag Manager


Communicates users’ cookie or app identifier consent status to Google. Tags adjust their behaviour and respect users’ choices.


1 year

The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google's SafeSearch filter turned on.


2 years

Google analytics. Used to distinguish users.


2 years

Google analytics. Used to persist session state.


1 year

The cookie on which Imperva relate sessions to a specific visitor (visitor representing a specific browser on a specific computer) 



Used for session handling by Imperva.


Managing cookies on your device

Most modern browsers allow you to manage cookies saved on your computer. For example, you may wish to accept all cookies, delete specific website cookies or reject all cookies.

You can find out how to manage cookie settings on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Mobile (Android and iOS) by visiting About Cookies.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us: communications.phnt@nhs.net.

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