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  • 18Sep

    PIF partners with cross sector organisations to develop new quality mark for trustworthy health information

    The Patient Information Forum (PIF) is to pilot a new quality mark to help people identify trustworthy, high-quality health information, it announced today. Anthony Nolan, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, Bupa UK, Cancer Research UK, Mind, The Royal College of Anaesthetists and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are some of the organisations taking part in the pilot, which will…

  • 11Feb

    Study: Evaluating the quality of health information in a changing digital ecosystem

    This study in the Journal of Internet Medical Research highlights the challenges of consumer health information seeking and the importance of developing support tools that would help users seek, evaluate, and analyze information in the changing digital ecosystem. Critical evaluation of online health information has always been central to consumer health informatics. However, with the emergence…

  • 24Nov

    Views sought on NHS Quality Checkers Toolkit

    NHS Quality Checkers is part of the Transforming Care Programme. It involves employing people with a learning disability, autism or both to ‘inspect’ NHS services, and provide advice and feedback on how the services can be improved to better meet their needs and those of other patients. NHS England is seeking feedback on a series…

  • 24May

    Defining ‘quality’ from the patient’s perspective

    Published by Wiley Online Library, this study examined the processes that women in Medicaid follow for selecting health plans and explored their definitions of ‘good’ and ‘poor’ quality health care. In a free-list exercise, ‘doctors’ represented the most important aspect of health care to participants, followed by cost, attention, coverage and respect. Discussions of health-care…

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