EDS UK is committed to participating in NHS England's certification scheme for social and health care information – the Information Standard.
EDS UK met the scheme criteria of producing safe, reliable, high quality evidenced based health and care information. The organisation has consequently been awarded The Information Standard quality mark, which it can display on its literature and website illustrating to the public that its information can be trusted.
EDS UK are responsible for the accuracy of the information on this website. All our information aimed at the general public and our members which complies with the requirements of the Information Standard, shows their logo.
What is The Information Standard?
Across England, thousands of organisations produce health and 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 programme for all organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the public. Any organisationachieving 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.
What does Information Standard certification mean?
Organisations that adopt the Information Standard are demonstrating their commitment to trustworthy health and care information as well as providing assurances of the quality of their internal processes.
When you see The Information Standard quality mark on any materials, you can be assured that organisation has undergone a rigorous assessment and that the information they produce is clear, accurate, impartial, evidence-based and up-to-date. This will help you make informed decisions, for yourself and for your family, when it comes to considering health and care options.
More information on The Information Standard can be found one the NHS website.