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iViewPlus terms and conditions

If you're granted access

If you're granted access to use iViewPlus you must adhere to the following terms and conditions.

You accept that your iViewPlus activity will be logged for auditing and monitoring purposes, and you will assist NHS Digital in conducting an audit of your iViewPlus activity at any time to check for compliance with these terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions apply to both published and unpublished data unless otherwise stated. The right of access cannot be transferred to anyone else.

You must:

  • use or present it with full understanding of its shortcomings and limitations

You may:

  • download or print individual documents or other items from the materials in iViewPlus

You must not:

  • systematically download and/or archive materials from iViewPlus or create multiple copies of individual documents
  • remove any copyright notices or other notices contained in materials retrieved from iViewPlus


We may remove your access to iViewPlus, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information and data associated with your iViewPlus account.

Should NHS Digital have any concerns that you, the Approved User (AU) have acted in a way that has caused, directly or indirectly; a breach in security, breach of the Data Protection Act (1998), or any other 'malicious acts'; your access to iViewPlus will be removed immediately. If the AU is an employee of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, breach of these terms and conditions may result in disciplinary action being taken against the AU including dismissal. If the AU is not an employee of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, the AU or the employer of the AU may be liable to NHS Digital for any breach by the AU of these Terms and Conditions.

For unpublished data, in addition to those restrictions listed above:

Unpublished data can be used for management purposes only (supporting the day to day management and operation of an organisation or for decision making). The information is restricted and unpublished.

You must

  • keep it appropriately restricted

You may:

  • analyse it to identify current or imminent problems requiring action
  • use it in metrics, indicators and management scorecards for use as below
  • use it to issue management instructions down the line
  • bring it to the attention of other managers where access has also been granted to them, so that they can take appropriate action 

You must not:

  • attempt to identify individuals from the data
  • use it for purposes other than those agreed
  • use it to make a public statement, cause or allow it to appear in public
  • try to influence the timing or content of publications, including methods and definitions
  • circulate it, or allow it to be circulated beyond the people to whom access has been granted
  • use it contrary to the advice of NHS Digital Head of Profession for Statistics 

Accidental or wrongful release must be reported to NHS Digital promptly, may need to be reported to the National Statistician, may lead to an inquiry and may affect the future availability of data. "Release" includes indications of content, such as "favourable" or "unfavourable". Contact for further advice.

Job titles of those granted access for management purposes are not routinely published, but the list may be made public on request.

For all data the following applies:

Disclosure Control

Information about an individual that is not already public must not be identifiable, or able to be deduced from NHS Digital statistics. Even if you obtain NHS Digital permission to reproduce material, you must not release any figures in public that could allow this.

Any number, rate or percentage derived from NHS Digital statistics must be suppressed if there is a risk of identification. Figures that may identify individuals when subtracted from totals, sub totals or other published figures must also be suppressed.


Unless otherwise stated, the Health and Social Care Information Centre owns the copyright in all material on this site. Any use of iViewPlus materials in part or in whole should include customary bibliographic citation:

"Copyright © 2016 Health and Social Care Information Centre. The Health and Social Care Information Centre is a non-departmental body created by statute, also known as NHS Digital"

Re-use of data from iViewPlus

If you wish to re-use any data from iViewPlus for any other purpose you must ask us for specific permission and it is our decision whether to allow such re-use. Applications for re-use should be submitted to

Freedom of Information Act 2000

If you receive a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which would include data obtained from iViewPlus, you must advise us of the request and proposed response, allowing us sufficient time to provide you with our view on disclosure. The rules on suppression of small numbers will still be applicable.

NHS Digital reserves the right to undertake an audit to ensure that all terms and conditions are being abided by.

Last edited: 11 April 2018 5:26 pm