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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) owns the copyright in the content on our website unless otherwise stated on our website or in specific documents.

You are free to:

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Please note that we do not permit any reproduction, publication or distribution by or for commercial organisations, or for commercial purposes, without our express written permission.

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Crown copyright applies to some documents on our website. Please visit the Office for Public Sector Information (OPSI) website for additional information on usage rights for crown copyright material.

Please note that copyright in all Health Education Authority (HEA) publications was assigned to the Crown in 2000 and is now classified as core governmental material.

Other copyright material on the NICE website (such as National Collaborating Centres)

We provide a range of material for which we do not own the copyright. This includes some full guideline documents published by the National Collaborating Centres and research reports.

The relevant copyright holders, who will be easily identifiable on their documents, need to give written permission for any:

  • reproduction
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  • distribution
  • storage or other forms of third-party use.

Please approach them directly for permission.

Health Development Agency (HDA) copyright

Copyright in HDA publications was transferred to NICE in 2005 and usage should be considered in the same light as NICE copyrighted material.

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