Review and update your health information regularly

calendarThe appropriate time for review will depend on how quickly any relevant guidelines, best practice or evidence changes. The Information Standard states health information should be reviewed at least every 36 months. The resources in this section include practical tools to help you plan and track the review of your health information.

Why is this important?

The development of patient information materials should not be seen as a one off exercise. It requires a long term commitment to produce regular updates and to withdraw out of date materials from circulation.

Coulter A, Entwistle V & Gilbert D., Sharing decisions with patients: Is the information good enough? (1999.) 318: 318-322. British Medical Journal.

This principle is designed to ensure that your information products are reviewed on a planned and regular basis.

The Information Standard Principles and Requirements. (2013.) Principle 6..
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How have others done this?

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