Terms And Conditions

This is historic archive, please see the Public Health England website.

This site is being developed by The South West Public Health Observatory. We aim to provide access to public information about our facilities and services.


Whilst reasonable care has been taken to confirm the accuracy of the information presented at the date of its publication the authors, editors, publishers, and web designers accept no liability whatsoever in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss or damage caused or arising directly or indirectly in connection with any use or reliance on the contents of this site except to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded by law.

Neither the authors, editors, publishers or web designers give any warranty, either express or implied, with respect to the contents of this site. Any disputes in relation to this site shall be determined in accordance with English law.

Browser Compatibility

This site works optimally with Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer v6 or above or Netscape v7.0. We cannot guarantee the correct appearance of the site with other browser systems. This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024x768 or more in high colour. Some pages on this website use javascript. You must have a Javascript enabled browser for these pages to function correctly.


A "cookie" is a small text file, held on a users local computer, that may be used to store information and identify that specific users computer to our server. Cookies, in themselves, do not identify the individual user, merely the computer used. This website does not write or store any non-session related cookies on your computer, this includes "first-party cookies" and "third-party cookies". Web pages on this site use session variables to pass data between pages, you must, therefore, have session cookies enabled on your browser.

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All material on these pages, including without limitation text, logos, icons, and other artwork is copyright material of the South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO) unless otherwise indicated. Use may be made of SWPHO material for non-commercial purposes without permission from us. However, commercial use of this material may only be made with our express, prior written permission. For permission to use third party copyright material, please contact the copyright holder.

Special note on the use of SWPHO-produced maps:
InstantAtlas tool: All the SVG boundaries are based on digital boundaries obtained from Ordnance Survey and are subject to Crown Copyright. You are allowed to print one copy of each image for reference purposes only. The making of multiple copies, the usage of the images for other than reference purposes and any attempt to extract the vector map data are all illegal and infringe Crown Copyright.

If you wish to use any of the maps in a report of any kind you should obtain a Paper Map Copying Licence from Ordnance Survey. The licence will cost around £50 and will be valid for a year. Please note that our maps can never be used for profit and you should always ensure that the copyright statement is clearly visible.

Links to other websites

Links are provided for information and convenience only. The South West Public Health Observatory does not accept responsibility for the availability, reliability or content of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

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