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How do we produce our information?

Pancreatic Cancer UK makes every effort to make sure that its services provide up-to-date, unbiased and accurate information about pancreatic cancer. We hope that this information will add to the medical advice you have received and help you make decisions about your treatment and care. This information should not replace information and advice from your medical team – please speak to your doctor, nurse or other members of your medical team about any questions or concerns

We are accredited by the Information Standard as producers of trustworthy, high quality health and care information.

What is The Information Standard?

The Information Standard is a certification programme, supported by NHS England, which aims to help people to find reliable, high quality information through the use of a quality mark.  There’s a lot of health information out there, but it varies greatly in terms of quality and reliability. Organisations accredited by the Information Standard meet specific criteria in producing information, and have undergone a rigorous assessment. This means that you can trust their information and be confident that it is clear, accurate, impartial, evidence-based and up-to-date. This will help you make informed decisions about your health and care options. Find out more about the Information Standard.

What it means for our information

In order to be accredited by the Information Standard, we have to follow some specific criteria in producing our information. We only use recent, good quality evidence to inform our information, and we use simple language to make our information as clear as possible. We involve health professionals, our specialist nurses, and other experts to make sure the information is accurate. We also involve people affected by pancreatic cancer, to make sure the information is what they need and is easy to understand. We review all our information at least every two years to make sure it is up-to-date.

You will see the Information Standard quality mark on our publications and the Information and Support section of our website – this means that this information has been produced in accordance with the Information Standard criteria. Website pages or publications not carrying The Information Standard logo are outside the scope of the scheme.

Any content on our website that’s been written by people affected by pancreatic cancer is also outside of the scope of the Information Standard, including the discussion forum, the Real life stories  section and the blog.

Pancreatic Cancer UK shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and NHS England 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 Pancreatic Cancer UK.

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