Professional health information
Information posted on the site can support but not replace the
relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare
professionals. Information from the site may inform your discussions
and exploration of treatment options with healthcare professionals.
You should always consult a healthcare professional if considering
changing treatment or medication.
Your participation in the site should be with respect, honesty and
in the spirit of supporting and learning from your fellow users.
You are reminded that the site is not the forum to 'name and shame'
or to create negative feedback on identifiable individuals. Negative
references to identifiable individuals are likely to be edited or
Content should be taken as the views of the individual member and
does not represent the views of the patient group or of
Posting content on your HealthUnlocked community is taken as your
agreement to post information that is true and correct to the best of
your knowledge. You agree to post information that is primarily drawn
from your personal experience.
Any content posted on the HealthUnlocked community can be read,
used, reproduced and cited by other users of the site. You have the
option to delete content you have posted.
Where users post third party information, such as information on
new treatments, you are asked to provide references and links wherever
relevant and possible.
Content that users post on a HealthUnlocked community is moderated
by the patient group and, on occasion, by HealthUnlocked. Moderation
takes place after content is posted.
Moderation helps maintain positive, open discussion and content may
be edited or removed to ensure that the community is supportive and
responsive to the majority. Content may be edited or deleted even
where it is not negative, abusive, malicious or deliberately
misleading of itself.
Content should never be abusive, malicious or deliberately
misleading. If you consider someone else's content is, please report
it via the 'Report abuse' option or via the Feedback button to the HealthUnlocked team.
Content like this is likely to be edited or removed.
Individual members may not be informed where content is edited or
deleted. Moderation is subject to capacity and often relies on
individual judgment. Where content is edited or deleted neither the
patient group nor HealthUnlocked need to provide a reason for
As moderation occurs after posting, neither the patient group nor
HealthUnlocked is responsible for any injury or offence that a member
may draw from another member's content.
The "Messages" module is commonly referred to as private messages
or messaging. HealthUnlocked can access all messages sent on the
platform and may do so if it considers it important to the safe
running of the site for all members.
Members should not paste personal contact information on the site
though may choose to do so in the Messages module. Members should have
general regard to their online safety; information on online security
is widely available, for example from www.direct.gov.uk.