Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Privacy statement


The content of this website is the copyright of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust unless otherwise stated. Where copyright applies, visitors can download material for private research, study or in-house use only. This is subject to material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website. Any other use of copyright material requires the formal permission of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

Permission to reproduce Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Information specifically for patients and families has been reviewed for accuracy, but we hold no responsibility for alterations made thereafter without our consent.


We have taken every care to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, complete and kept up-to-date. However, medical knowledge is constantly changing and we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate and consistent with current NHS practice.


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.

Links from this site to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

Privacy statement

The NHS is committed to the privacy of individuals using this website. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.mtw.nhs.uk|. It applies solely to this website.

Some services on this website, for example our forms, collect personal information from you. Any information you do submit will be kept in the strictest confidence and will never be passed on to a third party, unless there is a legal obligation to do so. 

The website uses cookies to help us monitor site usage and improve user experience, for example pages looked at and the type of browser used. Cookies| are not used to identify you as an individual.  

For more information about your privacy and personal information, see the pages below.

 You and your information

 Freedom of Information Act and our publication scheme

 Our use of cookies

Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

We have provided you with the opportunity to amend your cookie settings via the Cookie Settings button located on the top left of your screen.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

CookieNamePurposeMore information
Google Analytics





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
MTW site cookie acceptanceacceptance-cookieUsers of the MTW website have the facility to decide upon which cookies are stored on their system. This cookie is used to remember the choice made by the user. 
Content Management System (CMS) cookieASPSESSIONID[ID]

Staff at MTW NHS Trust may need to update website pages using the website CMS.

This cookie allows the CMS to recognise the user as authenticated.

This cookie is removed as soon as the browser session has ended.

Visit the Microsoft website

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Changing your cookie settings in your browser

You can also control the way your device manages cookies using your browser settings. The links below are designed to help but are not exhaustive: