According to a survey carried out by The Information Standard, the majority of the general public believe that they would be better able to manage their own and their family’s health if they had quick and easy access to health information they could trust. The Information Standard was supported by the Department of Health and was launched to provide this kind of assurance. The system has since been updated though the principles remain the same.
When NALC made information leaflets available online, they were drafted under the supervision of The Information Standard, with input and scrutiny from leading clinicians. Since then only minor amendments have been necessary usually relating to updating contact details and reflecting changes in the NHS or the market for laryngectomy items. NALC continues to adhere to the 6 principles expected from producers of health information.
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