About The Information Standard

The Information Standard scheme shows NHS England’s commitment to improving the quality of health and care information that is available to the public, patients and health and care professionals.

We believes information that is clear, accurate, evidence-based, up-to-date and easy to use Allow people, patients and communities to become better informed and more involved in their health and care.

The Information Standard was developed in response to the large amount of health and care information available to the public and patients. Any organisation achieving The Information Standard has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that their information production process generates high quality information.

Members of The Information Standard also receive the right to display the Standard’s logo on their information. This acts as a quality mark and helps people easily identify reliable, high quality information.

We are working to streamline and improve existing processes for achieving and maintaining membership of The Information Standard. We are also seeking to develop the Standard to:

  • Improve and maintain the production of high quality information that people can trust, make sense of and act on, through organisational and professional development
  • Create a sustainable, developmental approach, that supports information producers to continuously strive for improvement in what they do and the quality of their information
  • Act as a system lever for health literacy and shared decision making whilst also contributing to wider policy areas including self-care and person-centered care
  • Continue to grow membership and influence the wider system to raise the importance of health and care information.

Other Useful Organisations

The Information Standard are delighted to work alongside other organisations in the area of health and care information including: