The Information Standard

Pancreatic Cancer Action is proud to be a member of the Information Standard.

Supported by NHS England, The Information Standard is a certification programme developed to ensure that public-facing health and care information is created to a set of best practice principles, uses only recognised evidence sources and presents the information in a clear and balanced way.

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The Information Standard quality mark, which can only be displayed by accredited members, is a quick and easy way for the public to identify reliable and trustworthy information producers and sources of information.

Our Commitment

At Pancreatic Cancer Action we are committed to providing quality information and resources for those affected or concerned by pancreatic cancer.  We are committed to ensuring that the information we produce responds to the needs of our users.  Information produced in line with the requirements of the Information Standard Scheme is marked with the Information Standard logo.

Exclusions

Any information not marked with the logo is not included in the scope of the scheme.  Information excluded from the scope of the Information Standard includes:  information produced for the purposes of marketing or fundraising, information which expresses the personal opinion of an individual, information supplied via email or telephone, information targeted at healthcare professionals, user-generated content including, but not limited to, information generated in weblogs, forums, tweets, Facebook posts.  Users of our web-based discussion forums and social media pages are required to read our User Guidelines and Moderation Policy.

Responsibilities

Pancreatic Cancer Action shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information it publishes and neither the Scheme Operator nor the Scheme Owner shall have responsibility whatsoever for the costs, losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Further details

For more details on what it means to have achieved Information Standard certification, visit: www.england.nhs.uk/tis/about/description/