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Accessibility statement

The UK PharmaScan website is run by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, this means that you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

NICE is committed to making the UK PharmaScan website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.


This website was last tested on 20 August 2019. The test was carried out by Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC).

The testing focused on the key usage scenarios for the main user groups. A representative sample of pages was taken to enable each scenario to be tested.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

We want everyone to get the best experience from this website. Please let us know if you:

  • need alternative versions of our downloadable documents
  • experience any accessibility problems with our site
  • find any problems that aren’t listed on this page
  • think there’s information we should include on this page
  • think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements.

We will aim to respond within 18 working days.

You can contact us about accessibility or to report problems with this website by:


Tel: 0300 323 0159

UK PharmaScan
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A, City Tower
Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BT

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first published on: 22 September 2020

It was last updated on: 22 September 2020