Information Standard

The Information Standard quality mark


Expert Self Care has been certified as a producer of reliable health and social care information by The Information Standard.

What is it? The Information Standard is a certification scheme for health and social care information. It is run by NHS England to help patients and the public make informed choices about their lifestyle, their condition and their options for treatment and care.

Quality Mark: The Information Standard provides a “quality filter” to help people decide which information they can trust. It provides a “quality mark” for organisations that can be regarded as reliable sources of health and social care information.

Process: To gain certification, we had to demonstrate that our systems and methods to produce our information are robust and result in products that are accurate, accessible, impartial, balanced, based on evidence and well-written.

Accountability: Expert Self Care Ltd shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information it publishes and neither the Scheme Operator nor the Scheme Owner 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 Expert Self Care.

Exceptions: Information generated by users - including comments on a page, comments on services, and blogs - is excluded from the scope of certification.

Read more about the scheme on The Information Standard website.