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 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. You can find the Principles that make up the quality standard on our website here.

The former assessment and certification scheme is now closed.

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

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