About The Information Standard

NHS England is committed to improving the quality of health and care information that is available to the public, patients and health and care professionals. We believe information that is clear, accurate, evidence-based, up-to-date and easy to use allows people, patients and communities to become better informed and more involved in their health and care.

The Information Standard is a quality standard that supports the production of high quality information by organisations having a robust information production process based on best practice to ensure that information it produces meets the needs of its user.

The former assessment and certification scheme is now closed. In light of the closure of the assessment and certification scheme the Principles have been updated to change the ‘underpinning requirements’ into quality statements that reflect what good looks like.

Certification of existing TIS members has been extended under transitional arrangements to 31 July 2019 and after that date certification of all organisations will end.

We no longer accept new applications by organisations to be assessed under the Standard.