Putting Scotland's Health on the Web


National Services Scotland (NSS) (formerly known as the Common Services Agency) operates this web-site “Scotland’s Health on the Web (SHOW)” under the auspices of the Scottish Government on behalf of health organisations within Scotland to allow information on the National Health Service in Scotland to be freely available. Each individual participating health organisation has sole responsibility for the information created or published by them. Any information appearing on SHOW is issued as general information and does not constitute a warranty by NSS or any other health organisation, nor should it be taken as advice. No responsibility can be accepted by NSS or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on SHOW. Readers should take specific advice in respect of specific situations. The use and access of pages of the NHSScotland’s Scotland’s Health on the Web website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and by the disclaimer above. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


Content on this website is copyright © of the Crown and its agents unless otherwise stated. Where Crown copyright applies, visitors can download material for private research, study or in-house use only. Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website. Any other use of Crown copyright material requires the formal permission of the Controller of The Stationery Office.

Links to other Websites

The provision on the SHOW website of a link to another Website does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at that location. Links to sites are provided for informational purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites. The contents and material made available on linked sites are completely outwith our control and as such no liability is accepted for any damages resulting from accessing or failing to access these sites. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link on the SHOW website. The contents of a linked-to website may change without our knowledge and as a result, links may break or may terminate on pages which were not the original targets of a link. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked to websites, as these are beyond our control.


The resources contained on the SHOW website, including all files that are authorised for public and password-protected download or access, are provided on an “as is” basis and without any warranties. Although files are virus checked these cannot guarantee that files are free from computer viruses and no warranty is given that files downloaded or accessed from the SHOW Website are free of computer viruses. No warranties are made as to fitness for purpose, quality or completeness of information. SHOW excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions in information provided on or linked to from this website.

Reliability of information

SHOW uses its best efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information on SHOW websites in accordance with the policies defined for SHOW. However, no guarantees are made that the information contained on SHOW or associated, or linked to websites is accurate, complete and current at any given time. Information presented on SHOW or associated sites may be changed at any time. The resources made available on SHOW are intended to assist users in Scotland in their use of the National Health Service and are for information only. The SHOW website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor. Nothing on this website is intended to constitute advice to you. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker. Content on SHOW is governed by a number of policies and guidelines. Users of the SHOW website agree to inform the SHOW service providers (by email: nss.showteam@nhs.net) if they should come across any material contained which they consider to be potentially in breach of any of the published SHOW policies or of any relevant legislation in order for the appropriate remedial action to be taken.

Availability of the SHOW website

Although the SHOW website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances. There are many factors both within and outside of the control of SHOW which may prevent the website from being available to users of the world-wide-web. No responsibility is accepted by SHOW for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources on this site. Where a user finds a specific error in the coding of a web page, or where he/she considers a page to be in breach of accessibility or other published policies of the SHOW website, it is a condition of use of this site that the SHOW web team be notified in order that appropriate action may be taken.

Governing laws

The terms and conditions of use of NHSScotland’s Scotland’s Health on the Web (SHOW) website as provided by National Services Scotland of the NHS in Scotland shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.