Terms and conditions

Content on this website is the copyright of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust unless otherwise stated. Where copyright applies, visitors can download material for private research, study, and in-house non-commercial use only. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Visitors must not download, copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website for any other purpose. Any other use of copyrighted material requires the written permission of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust. 

Information provided specifically for patients and families has been reviewed for accuracy, but we hold no responsibility for alterations made to any copyright material without our consent.

Permission to reproduce Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.

Please note all photographs of our patients appear with the consent of the child and parent, and must not be reproduced in any form.


We are are unable to offer any medical advice or professional service through this website. As is standard practice, referrals for expert opinion or treatment at the hospital can only be made by medical practitioners and not by patients themselves or family members.


While we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness at the time it is seen by you. The information provided on this site does not constitute business, medical or other professional advice, and may be subject to change. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of this information. It is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other healthcare professional. Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust are not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust website. Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust are not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor do they endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. Always consult your own doctor if you're in any way concerned about your – or your family's – health.

The Data Protection Act

Through our website you may provide personal data about yourself such as your name and email address. We have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you (in accordance with the Data Protection Act). We will use your information only for the purpose as described. We do not pass on your details to any other government department or third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and change any inaccuracies (to ask about this, please e-mail bwc.web@nhs.net).


Throughout this site, we have included links to other websites that may be of interest. Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Use of trademarks

Where possible we have used generic names of drugs and products on this website. Where trademarked names are used this does not constitute an endorsement of the product.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

Notification of changes

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to change the privacy statement without notice. It is the responsibility of users to check this privacy statement regularly.


We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience - regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.

Our site aims to comply with the Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) guidelines, which can be viewed on the WAI website.

If you have any feedback on the accessibility of this site, please contact us.

Features of our website

We’ve designed the Birmingham Women's and Children's website with accessibility in mind. Key features include:

  • The use of common web conventions
  • The use of clear, simple language across the website
  • The use of validated HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

We have also avoided the use of any blinking or flickering elements.

Images and videos

All content images used in this site include descriptive alternative text. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include blank ALT attributes.

Subtitles are available on all video content produced by us on this site.

Help using the web

The BBC’s My Web, My Way has lots of information on how to use the accessibility features of your computer and make it easier to use the web. This includes information on: