Successful recertification with The Information Standard
We are delighted to announce we have passed our second full recertification for The Information Standard, having maintained membership since 2011.
This important accreditation is governed by NHS England and the marker indicates that a publication, web page or information resource is considered trustworthy.
Following recent web content redevelopment, we can now include The Information Standard marker on our About MND web pages, as well as our care information provision.
Recertification is required every three years, and involves self-review and an on-site assessment by an external assessor. Following his visit, Dan Wills, Assessment and Development Manager for The Information Standard, said,
“Maintaining certification for the Information Standard takes a lot of hard work and commitment as well as enthusiasm, and it is a great accomplishment for all concerned.”
He reported that,
“There is a very robust process in place at the MND Association that is well known to the staff.”
The rigour of the standard includes user testing, expert review and evidence based research. Our aim is to develop relevant and unbiased information, to help people with MND, their carers and families find appropriate support.
During recertification, two of our publications also passed external examination to ensure qualified evidence supports the content. Robert Whittle from the BMJ Evidence Centre praised both resources. With our guide for young people affected by motor neurone disease So what is MND, anyway? he said,
“In terms of layout, approach, and the degree of consideration shown for patients and families, many other organisations could learn a great deal from this resource.”
We remain committed to quality assured information for people with and affected by MND and look forward to continuing this work with The Information Standard.