British Liver Trust holds the Information Standard. The Information Standard is a certification scheme for health and social care information in England (www.theinformationstandard.org). The quality mark provides an easy way to identify trusted, quality information.
To qualify, organisations must meet rigorous quality standards. The Standard evaluates processes as well as individual pieces of information and, in that respect, is similar to schemes such as Fairtrade. If you see the quality mark you can be confident that the information comes from a reliable source.
We were first awarded the Standard in 2012 and we are audited every two years to retain our accreditation. Click on the clip below for more about the Information Standard.
If you are a patient, carer or health care professional and would like to help by reviewing one of our publications, please contact us on 01425 481320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Standard Policy statement
The British Liver Trust will comply with The Information Standard to assure our health information production system is maintained and improved, providing quality assured information on our website and in a printed format. The British Liver Trust’s general policy statement for the production of information as defined in section II (c) of this document is as follows:
The British Liver Trust is committed to:
- producing good quality health information and social guidance for the prevention and treatment of liver conditions in adults.
- ensuring that all the information covered by the scope of the information production accreditation follows our information production system (IPS) and meets the requirements of this standard.
- continually reviewing all information materials, striving to ensure all content continues to be relevant, accurate, balanced, trustworthy, transparent, evidence based and easily accessible, updating them as necessary. The Trust commits to reviewing and updating its health information accordingly on a three year cycle.
- ensuring that all those involved in producing the information are aware of, and comply with the policy statement and the requirements of the Standard.
- maintaining accurate records to show acknowledgement of the policy statement and its implications by all those involved in producing the information.
The British Liver Trust 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 damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of The British Liver Trust.