The Information Standard
Brain & Spine Foundation was one of the first organisations in the UK to be certified as a quality provider of health information, as part of The Information Standard, a certification scheme supported by NHS England.
The Information Standard has been developed to support people in using health and social care information and, in doing so, help people to make confident, informed decisions about their health and social care. The Information Standard mark can help people make these decisions with confidence because it offers reassurance that health and social care information carrying the mark is from a reliable source.
Accuracy of information
Brain & Spine Foundation 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 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 the Brain & Spine Foundation.
The following user-generated information is excluded from the scope of certification:
- personal experience pages - except when personal experience pages have been produced through a systematic process of validation.
More about The Information Standard
Research has found that information available to people varies greatly in terms of quality, accessibility and availability.
The Information Standard can be part of helping people to:
- understand their health and care
- make effective decisions for themselves and their families
- help with uncertainty as to what information they should trust
Information producers like the Brain & Spine Foundation can use The Information Standard to improve the way in which they develop their information, leading to an overall improvement in the quality of information available to people.
You can find out more about the Information Standard here.