What is the Information Standard?

The Information Standard is a certification scheme for health and care information. Pain Concern and other organisations which display the Information Standard quality mark on their information have shown that they produce information according to high standards with strict procedures to ensure it is factually correct and evidence based. The quality mark is a quick and easy way for the public to identify reliable and trustworthy sources of information.

If you would like to know more about the evidence our authors have used to produce a piece of information, you will find a link at the end of most leaflets to a PDF of the leaflet with references to evidence.

The Information Standard is an independent scheme supported by NHS England. Any organisation that produces health and care information can apply to join the scheme. The scheme’s certified members are a mix of national charities, NHS organisations, voluntary, statutory and commercial organisations.

For further information please go to the information standard


Pain Concern shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the Scheme Operator nor the Scheme Owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs, losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of Pain Concern.