Surrey Health Partners encourages and supports the syndication of its content. Please visit our pages regularly to find out about the latest syndication developments.

Each month, we estimate several thousand new users access our Member and partner websites, applications and other internet-connected devices, including NHS Trust and Community Health organisations, academic institutions, local authorities and commercial companies interested in partnering for innovative research studies, clinical trials and educational programmes.

Our free syndication programme allows partners to embed Surrey Health Partners content (including videos and editorial related to research and educational innovation and healthcare service transformation) within their websites, negating the need for in-house development or external signposting.

In the past year, 50 million people have viewed content on the principal NHS digital hub, NHS Choices (, via partner websites and this is a pattern that we aim to replicate for Surrey Health Partners.

What is Surrey Health Partners syndication?

Syndication allows you to pull content from the Surrey Health Partners website via a feed. This means that any information you syndicate will remain up-to-date, regardless of any changes we make. This content spans the website, meaning you can pull in single articles on a condition, or whole chunks of information on for example immunotherapy for cancer treatment. We have four content formats available for syndication:

Feeds – The content and data is supplied in .xml, which you can integrate with any web solution and add any styling desired. It can also be used to power mobile applications, smart TV channels and others. You will need someone with the requisite technical knowledge to manage the feeds integration. Once you fill in the application form, you will be given an API key which will allow you to access the feeds and the necessary documentation to guide you through the process.

 Videos – The videos are accessed by embedding them directly from the site. When you fill in the application form, inform us about your needs and we will try to respond to your requirements.

How to register

If you are an individual or organisation looking to use Surrey Health Partners content on your digital platforms, simply send us an email filling in the registration form information requested below.

If you wish to use videos for educational purposes or want more information about our syndication services for research purposes, you don’t need to fill in the form: simply get in touch with us.

Contact for any enquiries.

Application form for corporate syndication All syndication is subject to our terms & conditions which are listed below.  Surrey Health Partners information cannot be on-sold or exchanged for profit. Please fill out the corporate application form if you represent a company or local authority. Once you have submitted the application form, you will receive an email with relevant documentation to guide you through the next steps.

For all other questions relating to Surrey Health Partners please contact us using the enquiries form in the contact section of this website.

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Terms and Conditions

Surrey Health Partners Syndicated Content: Standard Licence Terms

By using the Syndicated Content made available to you by the Surrey Health Partners member organisations, you agree to be bound by the terms set out below (the “Standard Licence Terms”).

Surrey Health Partners may at any time revise these Standard Licence Terms without notice. It is the Licensee’s responsibility to regularly review the Standard Licence Terms.

The continued use by the Licensee of the Syndicated Content after any applicable change to the Standard Licence Terms will be deemed acceptance of that change by the Licensee.

Your subsequent download and/or use of Syndicated Content via an API or login key indicates your acceptance of and agreement to these Standard Licence Terms.

  1. Definitions

“Commercial Purposes” means any use of Syndicated Content for direct or indirect financial gain

“Incremental Value” means integrating the Syndicated Content into a Platform in a way that makes such content more accessible, easier to use, or targeted at users who are otherwise unlikely to access such content.

“Intellectual Property Rights” includes but is not limited to patents, trademarks, service marks, design rights (whether registered or otherwise), applications for any of the foregoing, copyright, software, database rights, trade, company or business names and other similar rights, or other right in the nature of intellectual property or obligations whether registerable or not in any country (including but not limited to the United Kingdom) (“IPR”)

“Interactive Tools” refers to self-contained interactive applications, which can be embedded in a licensee’s website

“Licensee” means the party wanting to use the Syndicated Content and registering through

“Licensor” means Surrey Health Partners on behalf of its Member Organisations (NHS Trusts and Universities across Surrey)

“NHS” means the National Health Service

“NHS brand” means the UK registered trademarks numbered 2336307, 2527994, 2356641

incorporating the NHS logo and word marks and any associated branding.

Syndicated Content” means any text, data, video, audio, diagram and animation asset delivered or made available under the Licence from Surrey Health Partners, including the Videos, Web Services and Interactive Tools. Please note that all images from the Surrey Health Partners website are unavailable for syndication.

“Surrey Health Partners Website” shall mean the website available at

‘’Platform’’ means any internet enabled device(s) or environment(s) including but not limited to websites, connected TVs, mobile websites, mobile applications, GIS systems, digital signage etc.
“Sensitive Data” shall be as defined in Section 2 of the Data Protection Act 1998

“Videos” means any specific streaming media, videocassettes, CDs, DVDs or other video material that Surrey Health Partners produces and delivers other than as part of its Web Services

“”Web Services” means any existing or future service supplied through the internet, including via XML, JSON, ASCII text based data feed, or other method, that Surrey Health Partners is making available to third parties including, but not limited to:

  1. Licence

2.1 Subject to these Standard Licence Terms, Surrey Health Partners as Licensor grants you as Licensee a non-transferrable, non-sub licensable, royalty-free non-exclusive licence to:

  1. display on your Platform, the Syndicated Content and/or
  2. publish the Syndicated Content without amendment and incorporate, augment, translate and create your own product or services based on the Syndicated Content (a ‘Work’’)

2.2 Use of the Syndicated Content for Commercial Purposes is permitted on the strict condition that the Licensee adds Incremental Value to the Syndicated Content.  For the avoidance of doubt, providing a link to, , the NHS Choices mobile website or an RSS feed will not be considered to be adding Incremental Value.

2.3 You may assign this licence to a third party with written permission from the Surrey Health Partners content manager.  It is your responsibility to ensure that the third party is aware of their obligations under these Standard Licence Terms and the Licensor’s IPR. You will be liable for any failure to do so.

2.4 At the discretion of Surrey Health Partners, the Licensee may initially be given a temporary API key or login username. In this case, a permanent key or login will only be supplied once the Licensee has satisfied the Surrey Health Partners team of their ability to deliver their implementation to the required standard.

2.5 The Syndicated Content is licensed for both UK and international use

2.6. Surrey Health Partners grants to the Licensee a perpetual, non-assignable, non-transferrable, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to use the IPR created under these Standard License Terms in the United Kingdom only in accordance with the terms of these Standard License Terms.

  1.  Licensee’s Obligations – General

3.1 The Licensee will have the following obligations during the term of these Standard Licence Terms.  Any breach of the following obligations will allow the Licensor to terminate these Standard Licence Terms with immediate effect and may give rise additional causes of action. The Licensee must:

  1. only use the Web Services in accordance with these Standard Licence Terms, and not use the Syndicated Content and/or the Work for purposes that, in the reasonable opinion of Surrey Health Partners, are illegal, derogatory or otherwise objectionable or that bring the NHS and Member Universities, the NHS and Surrey Health Partners Brands, or any third party into disrepute. The rights granted to you under these Standard Licence Terms are limited to accessing and displaying or otherwise making available the Syndicated Content for the purposes stated by you in your registration.
  2. not represent yourself as the NHS (including Surrey Health Partners or an agent or partner of Surrey Health Partners), or make any representations, warranties or guarantees in respect of the Web Services and the Syndicated Content except as set out in these Standard Licence Terms

iii. not infringe any Intellectual Property Rights belonging to Surrey Health Partners, the Crown, the Department of Health or any third parties nor remove, obscure, or alter any Surrey Health Partners or NHS  copyright notice, trademarks, or other notices (including the terms of this Licence) included in the Syndicated Content. For the avoidance of doubt, any unauthorized use of any part of the Surrey Heath Partners or NHS Brand amounts to such an infringement;

  1. not use the Surrey Heath Partners Choices logo in a way that infringes the statutory rights of any third party or in a way that misleads any third party into believing that Surrey Heath Partners is in any way or manner complicit in that infringement;
  2. not publish, distribute or otherwise make the Syndicated Content available, (including in any Work you create), in a way that would enable other people to download or use the Syndicated Content other than as set out in these Standard Licence Terms.
  3. not to re-syndicate any Syndicated Content whatsoever;

vii. not use the Syndicated Content itself to advertise, endorse, bring attention to  or represent any of the Licensee’s products or services in any form whatsoever.  The Licensee will make a clear distinction between its own content and that of the Syndicated Content.

viii. not directly or indirectly change, edit, add to or produce summaries of the Syndicated Content or any content on the NHS Choices website.

  1. acknowledge the source of the Syndicated Content in accordance with the Accreditation Guidelines in Appendix C
  2. not represent, imply or permit the implication that the Syndicated Content was made available to them subject to a charge
  3. unless specifically agreed in writing by Surrey Heath Partners, not display the Syndicated Content on Platforms that feature content in any form, including advertising from the Excluded Content Categories as set out in Appendix A or otherwise notified by Surrey Heath Partners

xii. unless specifically agreed in writing by Surrey Heath Partners, not display the Syndicated Content alongside, below, above advertising or in any other way be used to promote products or services, from the Excluded Advertising Categories as set out in Appendix B or otherwise notified by Surrey Heath Partners.

xiii. ensure that all sponsorship, display advertising and sales promotions served on a Platform featuring the Syndicated Content complies with all regulatory and professional body codes

xiv. create or use any script or tool that enables you to poll the Syndicated Content no more than once every 3 seconds

  1. when using the Syndicated Content, not call over 3000 (three thousand) times in any 1 (one) hour unless you have notified such intention to Surrey Heath Partners in advance and Surrey Heath Partners have confirmed in writing that they are content for you to do so. Failure to comply with this obligation will result in the removal of any feeds. If there is a requirement to call any data above 3000 (three thousand) times, the Licensee must schedule any such requirement with the Licensor; and

xvi. take responsibility for and pay all costs to the provision, maintenance, rental and use of all equipment required for the receipt of the Web Services
xvii. To implement any third party links and attribution that may appear in the Web Services

3.2 All title, ownership rights and Intellectual Property Rights in and to Syndicated Content shall remain the property of Surrey Heath Partners.

3.3 The Licensee acknowledges that Surrey Heath Partners has absolute editorial control over all Syndicated Content and accepts that Surrey Heath Partners is editorially independent and that the editorial integrity of the Syndicated Content is the sole responsibility of Surrey Heath Partners.

3.4 Surrey Heath Partners may, at its absolute discretion, change, amend, update and/or remove any Syndicated Content, and/or change the algorithm of, or change the logic of the Syndicated Content, at any time without notice to the Licensee, in particular where this is necessary to ensure that the Syndicated Content remains clinically safe.

3.5.   If the Licensee alters the Graphical User Interface elements or has full written permission to add to or remove content from the feed, or any changes are made to the Syndicated Content by the Licensee for whatever reason the finalised content shall be made available to be signed-off by the Licensor Seven (7) days prior to go-live on a public website.

  1. Publicity

4.1 So long as you comply with your obligations under this Agreement, you may publicise that your Platform, product or service uses or is based on the Syndicated Content provided that those Platforms, products or services do not in the Licensor’s reasonable opinion (1) tarnish, infringe, or dilute the Surrey Heath Partners brand, (2) violate any applicable law, and (3) infringe any third-party rights

4.2 The Licensee must not use the word ‘official’ in describing any Platform, product or service which uses the Syndicated Content nor any wording which implies partnership or a joint venture between Surrey Heath Partners and its Member Organisations and the Licensee

4.3 The Licensee must only use the NHS letters and Surrey Health Partners name in the title of an Application or information product or service in a way that is purely descriptive, (eg “Find NHS services”) This is to be determined in the complete discretion of . Permission to use the NHS trademark letters is given at the discretion of the Secretary of State for Health (as owner of the NHS brand). Such permission may be revoked at the Secretary of State’s, or the Department of Health Branding Team’s or by the Surrey Health Partners editorial team’s absolute discretion.  For the avoidance of doubt the Licensee must not in any way suggest production by Surrey Health Partners, the NHS or NHS endorsement.

4.4 The Licensee may not in the title of an Application or information product or service use any logo or colours that are, or appear to be, in any way similar to the NHS or Surrey Health Partners logo. This includes, but is not limited to,  block letters in the style of the NHS logo; slanting NHS letters; reversed out NHS letters in any block of colour; use of any Pantone blue close to the NHS colour

4.5 Use of the NHS trademark letters is subject to change and/or further agreements as developed by NHS and the Department of Health

4.6 If there is any area of doubt in respect of use of the Surrey Health Partners brand the Licensees should contact the Surrey Health Partners content manager or his/her editorial team at NHS brand Licensees should contact the NHS Identity Helpline (020 7972 5250 or to ensure that they are not infringing use of the NHS brand.

4.7 The Licensee accepts that all Syndicated Content may contain branding from third party expert organisations where it relates to advice or services offered by such content providers

  1. Caching Surrey Health Partners Syndicated Content and use of a tracking pixel

5.1 Caching of all other Syndicated Content is recommended, and you should do so where possible. Unless otherwise notified to you by Surrey Health Partners, you should refresh cached Syndicated Content page views by feed no less than every seven days. If instructed by Surrey Health Partners  to refresh cached Syndicated Content, you must do so immediately. It is the Licensee’s responsibility to ensure that any Syndicated Content (cached or not cached) is refreshed.

5.2 You agree that the Licensor may use a tracking pixel (or analytics tags) placed within the Syndication Content and a third party analytics service (such as Google Analytics or Webtrends) to create a monthly report, aggregated across all syndication partners, detailing total pages view. The Licensee must ensure that where such pixels/tags are provided, they are implemented as required and remain in place at all times to enable usage tracking by the Licensor.

  1. Privacy & Data Storage

6.1 In using the Web Services you confirm that you are compliant with your obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) in relation to the processing, handling and storage of personal data, particularly with regard to the seventh data protection principle, and that you are not infringing the rights of any third party under the DPA by unlawfully or wrongfully disclosing their personal data

6.2 The Licensor reserves the right to request written evidence from you that the above privacy and data storage requirements are being met.  The Licensor reserves the right, where there is evidence of a Web Service being used in contravention of the DPA or for malicious purposes – to suspend or terminate that feed without prior notification until further notice

6.3 Any application, service or provision you make utilising the Web Services will also be compliant with UK legislation and it is your responsibility as the operator to comply with the law, (without the ability to pass prosecution onto the Licensor)

6.4 You must not intercept, store, transfer or otherwise use sensitive personal data, related to or connected with the Syndicated Content.

6.5 When using Syndicated Content as advised, you must ensure your website is secured using HTTPS encryption.  Failure to comply with this will invalidate the License granted under these Standard License Terms, and the Licensee will be liable for any claims, prosecutions, or investigations, arising from interception of sensitive personal or  confidential data if this is not implemented.

  1. Warranties & Liability

7.1 You warrant to Surrey Health Partners that:

  1. you have fully complied with, and shall continue to comply fully with, all applicable laws and regulations;
  2. the Platform shall contain no material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or  which brings Surrey Health Partners and its Member Organisations into disrepute, or which is in breach of any of the NHS, Department of Health, the Crown or any other third party intellectual property rights.

iii. users of the Platform shall be required to comply with terms that are equivalent to the Standard Licence Terms in relation to their use of the Syndicated Content; and
iv. you will comply with Surrey Health Partners guidance and instructions in relation to refreshing Cached content

7.2 The Syndicated Content is made available by the Licensor on an “as is” and “as available” basis and Surrey Health Partners gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the Syndicated Content or any content on Surrey Health Partners website or mobile site. Surrey Health Partners disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, and accuracy regarding the Syndicated Content and the Surrey Health Partners website and any content thereon. Under no circumstances shall the Licensor be liable for any losses or damage caused by a lack of availability of the Syndicated Content.

7.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Licensor excludes all liability to the Licensee or any third party for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of or in connection with these standard licence terms, including but not limited to any liability arising in relation to Surrey Health Partners content or any content in the Syndicated Content, any virus or other contamination or any unavailability of Syndicated Content whatsoever

7.4 Each provision of this Clause 7 operates separately in itself and survives independently of the others

  1. Indemnity

8.1 You hereby agree to indemnify and keep indemnified, hold Surrey Health Partners harmless from and against all actions, suits, claims, demands, losses, charges, damages, costs and expenses and other liabilities which Surrey Health Partners member organisations may suffer or incur as a result of any breach of the Standard Licence Terms or otherwise in connection with any use of the Syndicated Content

8.2 You hereby agree to notify Surrey Health Partners immediately in writing of any claim or demand brought against you for breach or alleged breach of any third party’s statutory rights resulting from the use by you on your Platform of the Syndicated Content and Surrey Health Partners logo

  1. Termination

9.1 You may terminate these Standard Licence Terms and the licence granted herein at any time by destroying or removing all Syndicated Content from your Platform, all hard drives, networks and other storage media

9.2 Surrey Health Partners may restrict, suspend or terminate the Syndicated Content, these Standard Licence Terms, the licence granted herein or your access to the Syndicated Content at any time without liability. You agree to destroy all copies of the Syndicated Content upon receiving notice of termination from Surrey Health Partners

9.3 Clauses 3, 3.5, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 shall survive termination of these Standard Licence Terms

  1. Mobile Applications

10.1 In addition to all other obligations set out in this Agreement if the Licensee intends to use the Syndicated Content as part of a mobile application, such as (but not limited to) an iPhone, Android, Windows or Blackberry application, it must:

(i) comply with the accreditation guidelines set out in Appendix D (Additional Accreditation and Linking Guidelines For Mobile Devices);

(ii) before any submission to a mobile application store (including, but not limited to, iTunes, App Store, Android Market and Nokia Ovi Store), seek guidance from Surrey Health Partners that the use of content is suitable, and that Surrey Health Partners is happy to allow the Licensee to use its data and content within any given application

  1. General

11.1 The Licensee cannot, sublicence or otherwise deal with its rights or obligations in these Standard Licence Terms in whole or in part to any third party unless that third party has agreed to be bound by these Standard Licence Terms. Such a sublicence shall only be for so long as that third party complies with these Standard Licence Terms. The Licensee shall remain liable for any action or breach of these Standard Licence Terms by any third party to whom they have sublicenced the Syndicated Content. For the avoidance of doubt, this may involve Surrey Health Partners exercising its rights under clause 9.2 notwithstanding the fact that the primary breach of these Standard Licence Terms was caused by a third party sublicenced by the Licensee. The Licensee shall indemnify keep indemnified and hold Surrey Health Partners harmless from and against all actions, suits, claims, demands, losses, charges, damages, costs and expenses and other liabilities which Surrey Health Partners may suffer or incur as a result of the Licensee sublicensing the Syndicated Content.

11.2 These Standard Licence Terms supersedes all prior agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties concerning its subject matter. Each of the parties acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement made by the other in the course of entering into these Standard Licence Terms

11.3 Any failure or delay by either party in exercising its rights under any provisions of these Standard Licence Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of those rights at any time now or in the future

11.4 These Standard Licence Terms shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any claim or dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these Standard Licence Terms

11.5 The Licensee shall, within 28 days of written notice from Surrey Health Partners that an updated version of an Surrey Health Partners video or Interactive Tool is available, replace the old version with the new version

11.6 The Licensor will give 28 days notice of changes to functionality, structure, or features within the Syndicated Content, which may impact the Licensee’s implantation of any feed. The Licensee will undertake any necessary changes to their implementation prior to the replacement version becoming available.

11.7 The Licensee must ensure that any API keys or login usernames and passwords are kept secure.  Usernames and passwords may only be given to staff that require access to the data for the purposes of their employment.  The Licensee must immediately notify the Licensor if usernames or passwords are lost or supplied to any third party, or if the Licensee knows or suspects there has been any breach of security in relation to the Licensor’s Website

11.8 The Licensee must provide accurate contact details that must be kept up to date while it is receiving Syndicated Content. Failure to keep contact details updated will breach this agreement and may result in the Licensee’s API Key being disabled and under certain circumstances, additional liability.

11.9 Should you receive any enquiries, which relate to Surrey Health Partners or the Syndicated Content you should promptly refer such enquiries to the content manager at Surrey Health Partners at
12 Costs

12.1  The Parties agrees to bear their own costs in the implementation of this License Agreement.

12.2 The Licensee shall not pay the Licensor for the provision of the services set out in this Agreement.

Appendix A Excluded Content Categories

Unless specifically agreed in writing by Surrey Health Partners, the Syndicated Content must not be displayed on Platforms that feature content in any form, including advertising, from any of the categories either listed below or as otherwise notified to you by Surrey Health Partners.
(a) Political  – i.e. lobby groups, pressure groups and political parties
(b) Religious bodies
(c) Content promoting  any tobacco products or any other goods bearing tobacco applicant brands
(d) Content promoting betting and gambling
(e) Content promoting adult services including escort agencies and premium rate telephone numbers for adult chat services
(f) Content promoting weapons, weapon manufacturers and gun clubs
(g) Content promoting, encouraging or facilitating violence
(h) Content promoting the occult
(i) Content that is misleading, pornographic, defamatory, or that contain illegal, or otherwise actionable content under UK law
(j) Content that incites hatred whether based on race, religion, gender, sexuality or otherwise, or promote encourage or facilitate anti-social behaviour
(k) Content that promotes, encourages or facilitates terrorism or other activities that risk UK national security
(l) Content that discriminates against any specific social group or otherwise exploit vulnerable sections of society
(m) Content  which contains exaggerated,  misleading or false claims;
(n) Content which exploit the credulity, lack of knowledge or inexperience of consumers;
(o) Content that might cause offence or harm.

Where the above editorial exists on the Licensee’s website, the Licensee must make all reasonable effort to ensure there is a clear distinction between the Licensor’s Content and any editorial from the Licensee.

Appendix B Excluded Advertising Categories

Unless specifically agreed in writing by Surrey Health Partners, the Syndicated Content must not run alongside, below, above advertising or in any other way be used to promote products or services, from any of the categories either listed below or otherwise notified to you by Surrey Health Partners.

(a) Breath-testing devices and products that are intended to mask the effects of alcohol
(b) Alcohol
(c) Products for the treatment of alcohol and illegal-substance abuse
(d) Fast food outlets and foods which are high in sugar, fat and salt
(e) All tobacco products
(f) Betting systems and products that are intended to facilitate winning games of chance
(g) Pyramid promotional schemes
(h) Premium rate telephone numbers for adult chat services
(i) Guns, gun clubs and offensive weapons. ’’Offensive weapons’ are made or adapted to cause injury
(j) Medicines only available in the United Kingdom under prescription
(k) Over-the-counter medicines not regulated by the Proprietary Association of Great Britain’s Medicine Advertising Codes
(l) Uncertified medical devices
(m) Infant formula milk
(n) Cosmetic surgery and procedures including Botox and sunbeds

Appendix C Accreditation and Linking Guidelines

Any Syndicated Content on your Platform must incorporate the following attribution (credit) to Surrey Health Partners:

Content Supplied by (Surrey Health Partners logo)

Syndicated Content on the Licensee’s Platform should link this logo to the relevant page on the Surrey Health Partners website that the content has been supplied from. This URL will be supplied as part of the XML data feed.  This logo must be placed, above the fold, and remain clearly visible in line with the associated content on every web page on the Licensee’s Platform that contains the Syndicated Content.  If the Licensee is displaying Syndicated Content in a context where a functional link back to the article on the Surrey Health Partners website is not possible then they shall use the following attribution (credit):


Appendix D Additional Accreditation and Linking Guidelines For Mobile Devices

  1. The ‘content supplied by’ logo must be implemented at category or content page level;
  2. The ‘content supplied by’ logo must be implemented within the splash screen where Surrey Health Partners’ content is predominant and

iii. The wording from ‘’ can be used at content page level with written agreement from the Surrey Health Partners content manager.





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