Re-Use of Public Information: You and Your Health Service

The HSE is subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations,  available at  (

HSE Policy Statement on Release of Data

Information posted on this website may be downloaded and re-used free of charge without application with the following exceptions:

  • Photographs and artwork of any kind;
  • Brochures, leaflets or other documents whose author is not HSE.
  • Any other documents/information in respect of which third parties hold intellectual property rights, including copyright.

Intellectual property rights are likely to be held for material provided by a third party, including links to other websites from this site.

Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the holder of the intellectual property right.

Please note that information, videos and documents obtained from this website may only be reproduced and/or re-used subject to the latest PSI licence available at

For a list of the information maintained by the HSE, please see our sit e map.

Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study. Re-use is subject to the following conditions. You must:

  • Acknowledge the source (HSE) and our copyright in cases where you supply the information to others;
  • Reproduce the information accurately;
  • Not use the information in a misleading way;
  • Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service;
  • Not use the information for or in support of illegal, immoral, fraudulent, or dishonest purposes.

As well as data protected by intellectual property rights, the Regulations do not provide for the release of personal data or information protected under the Freedom of Information Acts of 1997 and 2003. The Regulations do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law.

The HSE is not obliged by the Regulations to release documents for re-use. However, any information released will be subject to terms and conditions of the latest PSI licence available at and such other terms and conditions as the HSE deem appropriate. To request access to a HSE video shown on this website, please send a request, with a link to the video on the HSE’s youtube channel, to

The HSE is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information and does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. The HSE does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use the information.