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This website is provided as a resource for patients, the public and healthcare professionals. It provides information about our Trust, our hospitals, our staff and our services.  We aim for high standards of accessibility – read more on our accessibility page. Our position on various legal issues relating to this site, including cookies, are laid out below.

Privacy statement


Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals using this website. The information in this statement relates to website use only; for information regarding data protection and fair processing of your personal patient information, please refer to our Fair Processing Notice.




Cookies are small pieces of information gathered from the device you use to access our website e.g. your computer or mobile phone. Cookies are used to improve your experience of the site; they cannot be used to identify you.

We set one cookie on your browser, while you are visiting the site, to help us monitor traffic and continuously improve the site. As soon as your browser is closed, the cookie expires.

We do not collect any personal information about visitors to the site. The cookie we set on the website helps us to analyse the site's usage such as the pages looked at, the times of day and the type of web browser used, not to store personal information. The cookie will appear on your device as "ASP.NET_SessionId".  and is clearly labelled as "www.rbht.nhs.uk".

You can change the way your device manages cookies by changing your browser's settings. Please note, that if you change your settings, our website may not appear correctly or work as efficiently.

Third party cookies


In addition to our session cookie, Google Analytics adds four cookies to your computer or device to help us with our site monitoring. These cookies are named "_utma", "_utmb", "_utmc" and "_utmz". You can find out more about these cookies on Google's cookie information page.

You can also choose to stop Google Analytics tracking your activity on your site by opting out.



The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust website is designed to provide information and education about heart and lung disease to healthcare professionals, patients and the public.


The Trust is unable to offer medical advice or professional services through this site. Referrals for expert opinion or treatment for heart or lung disease are made only by registered medical practitioners, and not by patients themselves.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate. However, neither Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, our partners, nor the authors or maintenance staff for this website, can accept any responsibility whatsoever for any consequence of inaccuracy, howsoever caused.


The information provided here is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care, does not constitute business, medical or other professional advice, and is subject to change. If you have, or suspect that you may have, heart or lung disease, you are strongly advised to consult your own General Practitioner without delay.

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. No guarantee is offered in relation to the availability or operation of linked pages. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.  Read more on our links policy.

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, and accepts no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.



Content on this website is the copyright of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust unless otherwise stated. Where copyright applies, visitors may download material for private research, study or in-house use only. Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website. Any other use of copyright material requires the formal permission of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.  Email the web editor with any requests.



You are very welcome to provide feedback about this site e.g. advising us of broken links, out of date or inaccurate information and to make suggestions.

Any feedback to the site will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practice for http://www.rbht.nhs.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=874232.

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