Throughout the UK, thousands of organisations just like UKPIPS produce health and care information for the public which varies greatly in terms of quality and reliability. So how can the public be confident in the accuracy of the information they are reading?
The Information Standard is a certification programme 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.
UKPIPS has achieved this certification and is pleased to display the Information Standard logo throughout our website to reassure you of this. You can view us in the Information Standard certified organisations page by clicking here (it’s in alphabetical order, so you’ll need to scroll a bit).
UKPIPS shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the Scheme Operator nor the Scheme Owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs, losses or direct or indirect damage or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of UKPIPS.
The following information is excluded from the scope of certification: weblogs, forums and personal experiences, except where the personal experiences have been produced through the UKPIPS Information System and have been through our quality controls.
There are three independent organisations who are authorised to carry out the assessments, and offer certification against The Information Standard. These organisations are evaluation specialists. Read a bit more about each of them on the Information Standard website.
If you require more information about UKPIPS and our Information Standard certification please feel free to contact us.