Information standard

Policy statement

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a quality mark recognising that we are a source of high quality patient information that people can rely on.

This is a government scheme to help the general public make informed choices through a recognised quality mark demonstrating that the organisation is a reliable and trustworthy source of health and social care information.

The Information Standard accredits methods and systems used to produce information thus ensuring good quality information that is:

  • clear
  • relevant
  • evidence based
  • authoritative
  • complete
  • secure
  • accurate
  • well-designed
  • readable
  • accessible
  • up-to-date

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust commits to using the Information Standard scheme to maintain and improve our information production system and ensure the continuation of our high quality patient information.

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is committed to:

  • producing high quality information for patients and their carers
  • ensuring that all patient information meets the requirements of the Information Standard
  • comprehensively reviewing all patient information materials for continuing suitability every 3 years and updating them
  • ensuring that all personnel involved in producing patient information are made aware of, and comply with, the policy statement and the Information Standard requirements
  • maintaining records to demonstrate acknowledgement of this policy statement and its implications by patient information staff.


The Christie NHS Foundation Trust holds responsibility for the accuracy of the information it publishes. Neither the scheme operator nor the scheme owner holds any responsibility whatsoever for losses, direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.