The LJMC is committed to the highest editorial and ethical standards in the provision of the content of its information resources. The LJMC is committed to providing objective and trustworthy information and guidance. The content is evidence-based, founded on the best scientific knowledge currently available.
The LJMC gained accreditation from the Centre for Health Information Quality (CHIQ) for all the leaflets whilst this scheme was in existence. The LJMC has been recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA) for many publications, by gaining awards for the excellent quality of patient information leaflets.
The Department of Health Information Accreditation Scheme has been developed to improve the quality of information available to the public and to help people make informed choices about their healthcare.
The LJMC accepts and supports these aims and has adopted the standard for information production as set out in the Department of Health document, The Information Accreditation Scheme Standard.
The LJMC was successful in achieving certification in The Information Standard in January 2011.
The Information Standard scheme was developed by the Department of Health to help the public identify trustworthy health and social care information easily.
The standard comprises a set of criteria that defines good quality health or social care information and the methods needed to produce it. To achieve the standard, we had to show that our processes and systems produce information that is:
The LJMC is assessed annually to ensure that we continue to meet the requirements of the standard.Visit the The Information Standard website for more information.
Last updated: December 19, 2012
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