The Department of Health hereby formally disclaims liability in respect of such aforesaid matters. The information contained within this site is of a condensed and general information nature only and can change from time to time. It should not, by itself, be relied upon in determining legal rights or other decisions. Readers / users are advised to verify, by direct and live contact with the Department of Health, any information on which they may wish to rely. The Department of Health has endeavoured to attribute copyright or other intellectual right to the rightful owners where such course has been appropriate. Where any attribution has been missed or overlooked the Department of Health, on being informed, will correct and otherwise make good.


Your privacy

Thank you for visiting the Patient Safety First website. This document sets out our policy with regard to the privacy of the users of our web-based information facilities.

We do not as a general rule collect personal information about you when you visit our site.

Personal information for the purposes of this document is information that can identify an individual such as name, address, contact details.

For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us. Certain information in relation to web usage is revealed via our internet service provider who records some of the following data. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

· The logical address of the server you are using.

· The type of browser you are using.

· The date and time you access our site.

· The pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded.

· The previous Internet address from which you linked directly to our site.

· Some of the search criteria you are using.

· The Internet address to which you link directly from our site.

This information is used to allow us improve the information we are supplying to our users, find out how many people are visiting our site and for statistical purposes. Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, inform us on future design and layout specifications, and help us make our site more user friendly.

Where our site has links to other sites Patient Safety First or the Department of Health is not responsible for the content, copyright or privacy policies of these web sites.


A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet web site may send to your browser when you access information at that site.

While this site may use cookies, we will not use them to store confidential data, or to attempt to identify you.


Even though care has been taken in the preparation and publication of the contents of this web site, the Department of Health does not assume legal or other liability for any inaccuracy, mistake, mis-statement or any other error of whatsoever nature contained herein.


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