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All material on this website, including text, graphics and photographs, is copyright of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust unless otherwise stated. Text and graphics may be freely reproduced for the purposes of any personal or educational use or private research. However, the use of any text or graphics contained in this website for any commercial purposes is not authorised unless permission is first obtained from East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Photographs or logos may not be used without the consent of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. 

This website is maintained by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to the highest standards of information quality and every attempt has been made to provide up to date and accurate information.

However, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust gives no warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information on this website, that this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site is free of viruses and accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on such information.

Cookies and our privacy policy

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust uses cookies to help us understand how people use our website so that we can enhance the user experience. For example we use cookies to capture which pages are most popular, how long people spend on each page and what links they use to access the information they are seeking. We may also use cookies to enable the website to ‘remember’ details that you voluntarily give, such as when you complete online forms, so that you do not have to repeat the information next time you use the website. 

On occasion we may embed content from another website, for example a YouTube video. Using a page with such content you may be presented with cookies from the third party website. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to automatically reject them. Rejecting cookies may inconvenience you in browsing our website.  

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External Links

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provide links from this website to other sites to provide you with additional information but cannot guarantee that such links will always work, and make no representations as to the quality or accuracy of the sites. The trust does not endorse any external sites and is not responsible for their content.

Privacy Statement

Information you supply using the electronic form(s) available on our website will only be used for the purpose(s) stated on the form. Information you provide in emails to us will only be used for the purpose (which we reasonably believe) that you give it to us for. Information you provide us with may be used for statistical research but will not be used in any way (beyond its original purpose) which enables you to be identified.

Patient Information

Please note, whilst the information contained in our Patient Information leaflets has been created, reviewed and ratified by our medical, surgical and nursing teams, they are intended to complement the advice of professional healthcare staff. They should not be used without appropriate medical advice. Procedures should only be undertaken by trained healthcare professionals and the Trust will not be liable for injury, loss or financial impairment as a result of actions taken by individuals after reading the materials.

Care has been taken to describe the treatments in a sensitive manner, however, due to their nature you may find some of the content distressing.

If you have any questions, please contact your GP or consultant. NHS Direct provide a wealth of information on their website (www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk) or 0845 4647.

The information available is in Adobe PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat to view it.

Website Author

This website has been designed and maintained by Rob Toth, Communications Department, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

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