Parkinson’s UK has been recognised for providing reliable, accurate and trustworthy health information.
We’re excited to say that we've been awarded the Patient Information Forum (PIF) TICK. It is the UK’s only quality mark for print and digital health information.
Having the PIF TICK means that our production processes have been reviewed by an independent body, ensuring our health information is high-quality and developed in line with best practice.
To be successful, we are assessed against certain criteria. This includes:
- Using reliable, up-to-date evidence to produce our information.
- Writing and designing our print and digital content in a way that is clear, easy to understand and in plain English.
- Developing and testing all of our information with both users (people living with or supporting someone with Parkinson’s) and subject matter experts (health and social care professionals).
Research has found that 80% of the public would look for a quality mark on health information. It’s important that we’re providing reliable, accurate and trustworthy health information about Parkinson’s to those who need it most.
Sion Baldwin-Jones, Health Content Manager at Parkinson’s UK, says:
"Gaining the PIF TICK shows we have a strong process for developing our health information resources. With so much information online it can be difficult to know what to trust. This quality mark is a quick and easy way for people to be assured our information is reliable and trustworthy."
Dan Wills, PIF TICK Manager at the Patient Information Forum, says:
"We are thrilled to welcome Parkinson’s UK to our ever-growing community of accredited PIF TICK members. Accurate, accessible, evidence-based information is key to increasing patient empowerment and improving health outcomes."
You’ll soon start seeing the PIF TICK ‘Trusted Information Creator’ mark on our digital and print information.
The PIF TICK
The PIF TICK is the UK’s only quality mark for print and digital health information. This is the mark you will see on our website soon. Find out more about the Patient Information Forum on their website.