All pages have been designed with the objective of making information accessible to all users including users with disabilities. The following highlights the various issues we have addressed with the objective of achieving a high level of accessibility.


All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context. Links to external sites will open in a new browser window.


PDF files can be read using Adobe Reader software, which is available for many different computer systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Palm. To find out about accessible pdfs visit Access Adobe. For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader visit the Adobe site.

Text size

The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.

Additional Information

The website meets the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level AA.  Further useful information and resources regarding website accessibility is available via the NHS Choices website.