Across England, thousands of organisations produce health and social care information for the public which varies greatly in terms of quality and reliability. So how can the public tell whether information is truth or myth ?
The Information Standard is a certification scheme for all organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the public. Any organisation achieving The Information Standard has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.
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The Information Standard is an independent certification scheme that is commissioned by NHS England and run by Capita on their behalf. It is governed by its Executive Council which is led by 2 independent Co-Chairs; Sir Muir Gray and Dominic Edwardes, and comprises representatives from the NHS England, Capita and member organisations as well as other stakeholders including health and social care experts.
Last updated: 22/04/2013