The Information Standard is an independent certification scheme for health and social care information in England. The scheme was originally set up by the Department of Health to provide a quality mark. The Department’s research showed that eight out of 10 people have tried to find health information, but most of those people were unsure what information they could trust. The Information Standard mark provides an easy way to identify quality information that you can trust. In 2013, NHS England took over the management of this scheme.
Epilepsy Action is a founding member of the scheme and is the only epilepsy organisation to be accredited. We were delighted to be accredited in December 2009 and we are now adding the Information Standard logo to our advice and information materials and web pages. To qualify for the standard’s mark, Epilepsy Action had to meet very strict standards. The standard evaluates processes rather than individual booklets or web pages. This makes it similar to schemes like Fairtrade. If you see the quality mark you can be confident that the information comes from a reliable source.
Epilepsy Action try to make sure our content is up-to-date and as accurate as possible. We accept no responsibility for any error or omission. The Information Standard has no responsibility for errors or omissions in our information.
Certain information is exempt from our accreditation. The reasons for this are:
- because the information was written by someone not employed by Epilepsy Action
- because the information has been translated from the English original
- Further information about the standard can be found at on The Information Standard website.
Further information about Epilepsy Action’s accreditation under the scheme is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.