Benefits for you and your family

When the need arises for you to understand a change in you or your family's health or care circumstances it is important that you have confidence in the information you're researching.  

The Information Standard helps you to quickly identify reliable sources of quality evidence-based health and care information through an easily recognisable quality mark:

It helps enable you to:

  • Have confidence in the health or care information you read and feel empowered to make the right choices
  • Gain a greater understanding of the healthcare choices available to you
  • Make informed decisions about your health and care that are right for you and your family
  • Have greater control over your care pathway
  • Reduce health risks that may be caused by misinformation.

By having confidence in the information available you can be much better placed to influence those that deliver your health and care needs and ensure you receive better treatment and care.

Last updated: 27/11/2013