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Getting around the site

The site has been designed to make it easy to find what you're looking for. Use the main menu on the left to select an area of the site and the drop down menus to find sub-sections.

You can search the site using keywords and phrases - just type them into the search box on the top left of the screen.

If you prefer to not use a mouse you can use the 'Tab' key on your keyboard to cycle forward through the links (press the 'Shift' and 'Tab' keys together to cycle back through the links). Press the enter key to follow a link.

You can also use access keys to navigate the site. To find out how to use access keys with this site click here.

Above the heading on each page there are breadcrumb links. These links indicate the position of the current page within a site's hierarchy regardless of the path taken to arrive there. These links can be used to navigate back to the home page or sub-section index page.

You can also use the menus across the top of the page and, where available, left-hand side of the page to browse around the site.

Changing the background and text colour

  1. Click on the 'tools' menu, then 'internet options' menu, then the 'accessibility' button (in the 'general' tab).

  2. Tick 'ignore colours specified on web pages', then click 'OK'.

  3. Click 'colors', then untick 'use windows colors'.

  4. Select the text and background colours you want, then click 'OK', and 'OK' again to close the options screen.

Changing the font size

In Internet Explorer:

Click 'view' menu, then click on 'text size' and select the text size you would like.

Alternatively, you can change the font size quickly and easily using the 'A' icons to the right of the search box at the top of this page.

Changing the font style

In Internet explorer:

  1. Click the 'tools' menu, then 'internet options', then the 'accessibility button' (in the 'general' tab).

  2. Tick 'ignore font styles specified on web pages', then click 'OK'.

  3. Click 'fonts', select the font you want to use and click 'OK', then 'OK' again to close the options screen.


This website has been built to meet Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and we aim, wherever possible, to ensure we conform to 'Triple-A' standards.

Accessible design means making sure that your site can be used by the widest group of people possible. As well as being a sensible objective, since 1999 and the Disability Discrimination Act it's a legal requirement.

Adobe Acrobat Documents (PDF files)

Get Adobe Acrobat ReaderThe site contains some Adobe Acrobat or PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. To view these documents you will need a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it you can the download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website free of charge.

Translation services

If you have any specific language or translation requests, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

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