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  • You may only access and use our website if you agree to the following terms.

    1. Introduction

    NHS Northumbria International Alliance’s website www.nia.nhs.uk (“our website”) is a site operated by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council.  It is intended for use by our clients and other individuals and businesses interested in using our services or working with us.

    These terms apply to your use of our website.  By using our website you are deemed to have accepted these terms.   If you do not agree to them, you must stop using our website.

    2.Changes to terms

    We may make changes to our website, including these terms, at any time without notice. Please review these terms regularly to make sure you are familiar with the current version, as they are binding on you.


    We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site without notice.  We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time for any period.

    4.Site content

    Commentary and other materials posted on our website are for general information only and are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

    We may change the content at any time and update the website, however please note that any content on our website may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update it.  We do not guarantee that our website or any content on it will be free from errors or omissions.

    If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please email Info@NIA.nhs.uk.

    5.Intellectual property rights

    We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

    For non-commercial research, including personal use, you may print off or download content provided you do not alter it in any way and provided you acknowledge us as the source of the content and as the copyright owners.  You must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.  All other use or copying of any of the contents of this website, other than as permitted by law, is prohibited.

    Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

    The rights in images, trademarks, trade names, logos and all intellectual property rights in this website are owned by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and/or Northumberland County Council or its licensors. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

    If you breach these terms, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must at our option return or destroy any of the copies of materials you have made.

    6.Acceptable use

    It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of this website. In general, you must only use the website for lawful purposes and we will not tolerate any use of our website which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of the website or which causes us or threatens to cause us to incur any legal, tax or regulatory liability.

    In particular, you must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is hosted or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

    By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

    We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


    This website includes links that allow you to leave this website and visit third party sites.  We have no control over and are not responsible for the content, use by you or availability of those third party websites, for any products or services you buy through those sites or for the treatment of any personal information you provide to the third party.

    Links to this website are permitted, on the following conditions. Links must only be made to the home page of this website and must be made in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.  You must not establish a link to our website in a way that suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw permission to link at any time.

    You are not entitled (nor shall you assist others) to set up links from your own website to this website by deep-linking, framing or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Such consent may be withheld at our absolute discretion, and without the need to provide a reason.


    To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

    all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or equity;

    any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any visitor in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

    • loss of income or revenue;
    • loss of business or business opportunity;
    • loss of profits or contracts;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of data;
    • loss of goodwill or reputation;
    • wasted management or office time; and
    • any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

    This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


    To the extent that we are practically able to do so, we may terminate your access to any part of our website at any time without notice if you breach any of the terms.

    You may terminate your registration for any part of www.nia.nhs.uk website by providing written notice that you wish to terminate your registration to us at NHS Northumbria International Alliance, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF


    If any of these terms are determined to be void or unenforceable in whole or in part then the other terms and the remainder of the affected term shall remain in full force and effect.

    These terms and use of this website and its content shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, NE28 8NH

    Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF

    Contact: Info@NIA.nhs.uk

    Telephone: +44 (0)1670 620214