Disclaimer - in legal/technical serious words

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Doctomum.co.uk makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site or from any links or products on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis and is mainly opinion. I do not provide any med­ical advice on the Site.
Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to the blog owner and do not represent those of people, institutions or organisations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organisation, company, or individual.

Please understand I am not your doctor and you are not my patient if you read and engage in this blog. This site is here to promote and engage parental and health discussion, health policy discussion and normal every day parental life with my spin on it. It is not to give advice, the content is purely informational. I hope to facilitate the publics access to information about health and services. I will not disclose patient identifiable information and maintain confidentiality to the patients I have had.. This is in keeping with the GMC guidance in how to use social media and the one thing I do take seriously is the GMC guidance.
My views are my own personal ones and do not represent those of the whole profession.
To maintain professional boundaries I cannot respond if someone contacts me through this profile about their care or professional matters, as this will mix professional and social boundaries.

Access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using the Doctomum.co.uk, or conversely providing any personal or medical information does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and Doctomum.
Noth­ing con­tained on Doctomum  or related social media sites is intended to estab­lish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment.
You hereby agree that you shall not make any med­ical or health-related deci­sion based in whole or in part on any­thing con­tained on Doctomum.  You should not rely on any infor­ma­tion con­tained on Doctomum and related mate­ri­als in mak­ing med­ical, health-related or other deci­sions. 

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Disclaimer - in non technical/fun words (As fun as a disclaimer can be - Long version)

Terms of Use

By reading this blog, you are using your own free will to do so and if you want to continue read and enjoy it, then you accept these terms and conditions. If these conditions don't float your boat, then you can toddle off to another blog and stop reading this amazing one. Please stay though, we may get on and have a beautiful friendship together when we are not fending off children (our own or some work related ones).

I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website.  Please check back here often, because I change my mind a lot (ALOT, recently I couldn't  decide whether to have a useful practical Essentials magazine subscription or a house porn Ideal Home magazine subscription. I changed my mind so much that my husband now refuses to get me either, sob, I'm left boring birthday presentless) and make a lot of typos which my husband then likes to gloatingly tell me I have done. Then what happens is I get miffed at him for being the self professed god of grammar/smart arse, refuse to change it, then do it when he's gone to bed.
I will try my best to provide you with up to date information - however, just like how quickly the Daily Mail changes sides - information, research, medical stuff, opinion all change very quickly, particularly in the medical world, and with two relentlessly attention seeking children of my own, I can't possible read every article going or book without someone mashing biscuits into in it or getting distracted by 'where is that shitty smell coming from?' child nappy type dilemmas. Suffice to say, do you own research too guys and don't rely on what I say. Or do.
I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics contained on Doctomum for any purpose. Don't do what I say, or write, or do.
My articles are smothered in sarcasm. This should be obvious to you when you read it and has evolved from 2.5 years of sleep deprivation and 8 years in the NHS (that also involved masses of sleep deprivation and lack of meal/loo breaks, similar to child rearing). You would never survive the NHS if you did not have a dark humour - please ask anyone who work in it to verify. I do not personally seek to offend anyone, in fact, I think we should all get along and hug more, as long as you smell nice and have perdy eyes. The jokes I make are jokes and should not be taken seriously. I may be a doctor, but  I am also a human, a nice one too, so I am allowed a sense of humour and a voice and be normal. I reserve the right to be sarcastic and take the Michael. If you are a serious sour faced kind of person, I would appreciate if you stick to reading and writing in the Daily Mail Online comments.  I do embrace nice, kind, funny, folk here, you can stay.

I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time goes on. If you find something is very inaccurate, feel free to tell me. I will then battle with my stubborn side that I couldn't possibly be wrong about something, google it a lot, sleep on it, sleep on it some more, yap on to my husband about it, realise I don't sleep much anymore with these two child terrors, and then update the website content.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I Doctomum am the legal copyright holder of all (written, multimedia and graphic) material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without my written consent. A link to doctomum.co.uk must appear in all copies of any artwork (or attempts at artwork, including blurry pictures from my iPhone) or content, including articles, press releases.
Guest bloggers and other contributors to Doctomum are responsible for their own submitted material on my website and have to ensure that their work complies with national and relevant foreign, comical-, attraction- and gravitational laws. The opinions expressed by any Third Parties are their own and do not represent the position or beliefs of Doctomum. I also am not responsible for other peoples' ignorance or stupidity. Let's just feel sorry for them and take the upper hand by not rising to any of that bad stuff.

Hold Harmless

All the information provided on Doctomum.co.uk is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself,  Doctomum and not others. This includes (but is not limited to) my membership organisations and/or employers. or
I do throw in medical information every now and then, this is often marred by my opinion. This does not replace seeing a real life, physical proper Doctor or health professional. Should you or your child/family/friend/dog etc be actually unwell, then do not await my medical opinion in the comments or take what I say as the gospel. I will always want to help people as it goes with the turf of being a Doc, however its very difficult to here to maintain professional boundaries and to have the time to (with a family of minions stealing the phone, bashing all the keys on the computer and draining me of my life force, plus the fact that in my 'me time' I just arse about on Facebook - I don't always have the time to reply or update all information.) To surmise, if you are in mortal danger, e.g. Zombie invasion or medical emergency please call 111 or 999, or your local non UK equivalent.
The mainstay of my writing will be on simple parent problems and simple health problems/promotion and how you as a parent can help your child or cope with the daily monotonous grind of parenthood, speckled with humour.
Any thing you take as advice from this Blog you do at your own risk. Bit dangerous to take my advice anyway don't you think? I mean I could be anyone.
Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
I cannot be held responsible for any offence taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content. There will be plenty of these. I hope they aren't the type of typos that end up on one of those Facebook iPhone spellcheck threads.

Privacy Statement

Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. You will not be spammed in any way, and I will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.

Under no circumstances would I release identifiable patient information. Don't do what I do every time that Carly Simon 'You're so Vain' song comes on and think its definitely about you, it is not, I probably just made it up to sound more interesting.
I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or blog commenters.

Reserve Rights

I, Doctomum, reserve the right to change the focus of the blog), to shut it down, sell it, change the terms of use (go to a paid platform) at my own discretion.
I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to Doctomum.co.uk without notice due to: comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments including profanity, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually. Be nice to each other, then I don't have to do this and can get back to my glass of wine and reality TV.

Advertisers and Sponsors

I am not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not Doctomum.co.uk.
Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Don't just like it or buy it because I do even if I do have impeccable taste.
To help the website grow and to fund my many addictions (alcohol, show cats, Trashy mags, Cadburys Cream Egg, childcare - yes I am addicted to having my children in someone elses care) some advertising and affiliate links are run on my website. They'll probably earn me bugger all anyway, as I fear I will hardly be able to access the computer without 'ITS MINE, MINE, MUMMY NOOOO!' being screamed at me by a toddler when I so much as touch the keypad.
All reviews on my website will be presented honestly and I will disclose whether I will be receiving any commissions or products for free.

Letters to the Editor

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Googleplus, Instagram and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. (Part of) these letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books. I can always dream about the last one. They will also be used to boost my flagging ego and to show off to those poncey know--it-all mums at the Pre-school gates.

And Thank You

With thanks to TheTravelTester for a very helpful article on writing a nice disclaimer which I used as a template for mine. Please go to http://www.thetraveltester.com/blog-writing-tips-disclaimer/ to find out more. They in no way endorse my disclaimer or are responsible for it but they should just get a shout out for the help. Hey, its a disclaimer for a disclaimer!

And also Thank you to Life in the Fastlane for showing me what a proper legal disclaimer should look like on their site http://www.lifeinthefastlane.com.

To the MPS & the GMC for its guidance on social media use.


  1. This made me laugh. It's the first disclaimer to ever make me laugh :)

  2. Cheers m'dears! I should really pull my doctofinger out and get on with writing a post soon!

  3. Doctormum this is awesome! I've not yet outed myself as a member of the medical profession (rehab spr) on my blog cos I've been scared of this stuff! I might give it a go after your hilarious (and informative) inspiration!

    1. Go on out yourself...doctors can be bloggers too (and sometimes normal members of society, although ones with dark humour and drink way more wine on average than the recommended limits).
      Have you had a look at the GMC guidance (just to give yourself the willies) and your defence unions blurb on social media usage? Good just to be in the know (basically just don't say anything you wouldn't want overheard in the canteen).

  4. Yes looked and scared. Outed myself but am currently writing the worlds most dull blog as gone into professional mode and removed all sense of humour and personality! Will try and rescue it soon. Love your blog. Makes me giggle every time!

    1. I don't know, I think your blog is very brave and I can see you friendliness and humour peeking through in there! It's not boring at all. I am very jealous of your beach running - pics look amazing.
      Its nice to be a 'normal person' through your blog as well as a doctor.
      Anyway, nice to meet you through this *shakes your virtual hand & offers you NHS cup of tea which actually the nurses have bought, then cowers in fear that they will find out we had some*