Crown copyright

The Department of Health is a Crown body. The information we produce is Crown copyright, which is administered by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright unless otherwise stated. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being re-published or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.


Some Crown material is subject to a waiver, which means that it may be reproduced in any format, free of charge, without obtaining official permission. Categories of Crown material for which copyright has been waived includes government press notices, legislation and explanatory notes on the legislation, ministerial speeches, consultation documents, documents on official websites (unless otherwise stated).

Research and private study

The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium in order to carry out research for non-commercial purposes, for 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.

Freedom of information

Supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not give the person or organisation the automatic right to reuse the documents in a way which will infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies, publishing or issuing copies to the public.


For information on any other proposed use of the material, please see the Open Government Licence.

Logos and images

If you wish to copy logos or images from the Internet site, you must contact the Department of Health for further guidance and authorisation.

Third party copyright

The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to the any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Further information

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on The National Archives.

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