Who we are and how to contact us

https://data.england.nhs.uk/sudgt/ is a site operated by the National Health Service Commissioning Board known as NHS England  ("NHS England").

To contact us, please go to the contact us page.

By using the Secondary Use Data Governance Tool (“the SUDGT”) you accept these terms

By using the SUDGT, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use the SUDGT.

How you may use material on our site

The SUDGT has been developed by NHS England and is made available free of charge for use by health and care providers and commissioners in the NHS.

NHS England are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the SUDGT.  It is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You must not use any part of the content of the SUDGT for commercial purposes without obtaining our permission.

NHS England’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the SUDGT must always be acknowledged.

NHS England may make changes to these terms

NHS England amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use the SUDGT, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

NHS England may suspend or withdraw the SUDGT

NHS England do not guarantee that the SUDGT, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. NHS England may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the SUDGT for business and operational reasons.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the SUDGT through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Do not rely on information on this site

The SUDGT is provided for information and guidance only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

Although NHS England make reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the SUDGT is accurate, complete or up to date.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

  • NHS England exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to the SUDGT.
  • NHS England will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
    • use of, or inability to use, the SUDGT; or
    • use of or reliance on the SUDGT.
  • In particular, NHS England will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.


NHS England are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

NHS England do not guarantee that the SUDGT will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the SUDGT. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the SUDGT, the server on which the SUDGT is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the SUDGT. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. NHS England will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

These terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. By using the SUDGT you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.