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NHS Lanarkshire's website has been built with the intention of making the content accessible to the widest range of visitors, regardless of disability or impairment. The following accessibility features have been incorporated into the site:

Standards Compliance

The pages on this website were built in 2008 to comply with a minimum Level 1 standard as defined by the Worldwide Web Consortium (WC3/508), the international web standards body, through its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Where possible the site aims to achieve Level 2 standards.

Text Size Changer

The site allows users to increase the text size. You can find the text size changer panel at the top right of every page.


The page design of this site has been chosen to take into account the need for appropriate contrast.

Navigation aids

The navigation system has been constructed in a consistent fashion throughout the website. The additional breadcrumb navigation system is designed to reinforce awareness of the location of the page that is being viewed within the website. All pages on the website include a search box.

The Site Map displays a list of all the sub directories that make up the site and any sub directories within them. You can click on the list to take you to that part of the site.

You can return to the Hompage from anywhere in the site by clicking on the NHS Lanarkshire logo.


All links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail.


All images used in this site include alternative text (ALT attributes), which describe the image for non-visual readers.

Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user-friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this website please contact the web team.