Accessibility Statement

How we have made our website accessible

Accessibility is the term used to describe if a website can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities. The content of can be adjusted or has been adapted in a variety of ways to make it accessible and to support all users.

We have used a ‘mega menu’ navigation to make it easier for you to find the information you need on the page. Within sections of the page you will see quick navigation links at the top right of pages to make it easier for you to find the information you need within that section.

We also have 'breadcrumb' trails throughout the site. These appear in the coloured band that is under the main menu headings, and shows you the navigation path you used to get to each page.

Changing contrast and font size

You can change the contrast, colours and font size on this website. Click on ‘Accessibility’ at the top right of any page and use the relevant buttons to do this. The size of fonts and other settings can also be adjusted on your computer.


There is a link to an HTML sitemap of the entire site in the footer.

Optimised code

The code is optimised to meet Web Accessibility Standards (WAI) improving accessibility for users using a screen reader.

How to change access setting on your computer

More information about how to make your computer more accessible, when looking at websites, is published by the BBC.

More Information

For information about the NHS Accessible Information Standard (AIS), go to

To view a British Sign Language subtitled video about the NHS AIS (July 2015) go to