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Any information appearing on is issued as general information and does not constitute a warranty by any health organisation. No responsibility can be accepted by NHS Highland or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on the NHS Highland website. Readers should take specific advice in respect of specific situations.
The use and access of pages of the NHS Highland website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and by the disclaimer above. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


Content on this website is copyright © of NHS Highland unless otherwise stated. Where NHS Highland copyright applies, visitors can download material for private research, study or in-house use only. Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website. Any other use of NHS Highland copyright material requires written permission.

Links to other Websites

The provision on the NHS Highland website of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at that location. Links to sites are provided for informational purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites. The contents and material made available on linked sites are completely outwith our control and as such no liability is accepted for any damages resulting from accessing or failing to access these sites. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link on the NHS Highland website. The contents of a linked-to website may change without our knowledge and as a result, links may break or may terminate on pages which were not the original targets of a link. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked to websites, as these are beyond our control.


The resources contained on the NHS Highland website, including all files that are authorised for public and password-protected download or access, are provided on an "as is" basis and without any warranties. Although files are virus checked these cannot guarantee that files are free from computer viruses and no warranty is given that files downloaded or accessed from the NHS Highland website are free of computer viruses. No warranties are made as to fitness for purpose, quality or completeness of information. NHS Highland excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions in information provided on or linked to from this website.

Reliability of information

NHS Highland uses its best efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information on the NHS Highland website in accordance with the policies defined for NHS Highland. However, no guarantees are made that the information contained on NHS Highland or associated, or linked to websites is accurate, complete and current at any given time. Information presented on the NHS Highland website or associated sites may be changed at any time. The resources made available on the NHS Highland website are intended to assist users in their use of the National Health Service and are for information only. The NHS Highland website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor. Nothing on this website is intended to constitute advice to you. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker. Content on the NHS Highland website is governed by a number of policies and guidelines. Users of the NHS Highland website agree to inform NHS Highland if they should come across any material contained which they consider to be potentially in breach of any relevant legislation in order for the appropriate remedial action to be taken.


Availability of the NHS Highland website

Although the NHS Highland website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances, there are many factors both within and outside of the control of NHS Highland which may prevent the website from being available to users of the world-wide-web. No responsibility is accepted by NHS Highland for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources on this site. Where a user finds a specific error in the coding of a web page, or where he/she considers a page to be in breach of accessibility, it is a condition of use of this site that the NHS Highland web team be notified in order that appropriate action may be taken.
Governing laws

The terms and conditions of use of the NHS Highland website shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.

Comments on Blogs

We welcome you and your comments to this page. The purpose of this page is to present matters of public interest and updates on the activity of the service/group. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments and concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion and information site and not a public forum. Please also be aware that anything that you write will be visible to everyone who accesses this page.

This site is moderated on Monday to Friday intermittently between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00, but excluding public holidays.

Once posted, the moderators reserve the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial or religious group. Further to this, we also reserve the right to delete any comments that:

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  • contain case-specific and other confidential information

NHS Highland do not take any responsibility for people making contact with members via this profile’s friends list. Whilst every precaution has been taken to ensure the privacy of the friends list, it is up to the individual to control their own privacy settings and who can view their profile.

Please note that the comments expressed on the site do not reflect the opinions and position of NHS Highland or its offices and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion and information site, please contact email