Terms and Conditions

Website terms and conditions

Copies of the current version of the SPICT™ and other SPICT resources can be downloaded free of charge from this website for private research, personal study or initial review within any service/organisation in any country. This is subject to any material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.

The SPICT must not be reproduced in any other format nor modified in any way without permission from the SPICT international programme.

SPICT™ Partners

Those wishing to use the current version of the SPICT™ in their own clinical service, educational programme or research are welcome to join the SPICT™ programme as a Partner or Platinum Partner. Please contact us if you would like to do this. We will ask for your details so we can add them to our webpage and invite you to provide a summary of how the SPICT™ is being used in your service/ organisation.

Permission to reproduce University of Edinburgh copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. This will apply to approved adaptions  – Partner SPICT™ documents – developed with our SPICT International Programme collaborators


We use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate and kept up to date. However we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate and consistent with current best practice. The information, materials and opinions contained on this website are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific expert clinicians’ advice relevant to particular circumstances.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.


Users of the SPICT™ or any partner SPICT tools are required to accept full responsibility for the application of the SPICT™ tool to clinical practice, education or research in their own organisation.  The University of Edinburgh accepts no liability whatsoever for such use.

Any person using the SPICT™ is responsible for ensuring that they have the current version and The University of Edinburgh will accept no liability for use of the previous versions.


Links from this site to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

Privacy statement

The SPICT™ International Programme and The University of Edinburgh are committed to the privacy of individuals using this website. Personal details and email addresses for registered users are kept secure within the website and will not be passed to any other parties. The SPICT™ International Programme leads may use this information to contact registered users about the SPICT™ programme and SPICT™ developments. Only registered users will have access to secure online SPICT™ forums. Material posted in the forums must be appropriate and not contain any content that would be deemed offensive or discriminatory.

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