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Some material on this site may be identified as being the copyright of a third party. CYPHP is unable to give authorisation for the wider use and distribution of these materials. If you wish to reproduce any third party materials, please seek permission from the copyright holder concerned.

Information specifically for patients and families has been reviewed for accuracy. Please do not make alterations to the content of our information for the public - we hold no responsibility for alterations made without our consent.


We aim to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate and up-to-date, and regularly review and update our site content. However, we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate and consistent with the latest NHS practice or guidance issued by other clinical bodies, as clinical knowledge is constantly evolving.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website and we accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.


We provide a number of links from our site to external sites that we believe may be of interest to our users, or may contain helpful information. However we cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site and, equally, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

Privacy statement

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Some services on this website, for example optional forms such as that found on our 'Contact Us' page, collect personal information from you. Any information you do submit will be kept in the strictest confidence and will never be passed on to a third party, unless there is a legal obligation to do so. We do not use any user information for any commercial purpose. Please contact us at  if you want CYPHP to update, amend or delete any information that we have previously collected from you.


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