Group B Strep Support’s health information achieves certification

/Group B Strep Support’s health information achieves certification

Group B Strep Support’s health information achieves certification

Group B Strep Support has proven it is a provider of reliable, high quality health information having achieved certification by The Information Standard, a health and care certification programme supported by NHS England.

Following a review of its information production processes, Group B Strep Support met the programme’s certification criteria and will therefore be able to display The Information Standard quality mark on our literature and website.

With so much information available now, it is vital the public be able to differentiate between information that is and isn’t trustworthy. This is why The Information Standard was established, with its easy to spot quality mark, the public just need to check the mark is on the leaflet or website they’re reading to know that the health information produced by that organisation can be relied upon. It is great therefore that Group B Strep Support has become the latest member of the programme and has been recognised as being a trustworthy source of information.”

Ann Robinson, Director of Public Awareness , The Information Standard

The need for the public to be able to find trustworthy health information was highlighted in a survey, carried out by The Information Standard, which found that eight in 10 people* (78 per cent) think if you are not a health professional, it’s easy to be misled by health information. In addition, almost half (49 per cent) of respondents admit that in the past they have believed a piece of health information to be true only to find out later it was inaccurate.

“We are delighted to have achieved The Information Standard quality mark. As the leading provider of patient information on group B Strep to NHS maternity units**, it is so important that families and their health professionals are confident they are accessing accurate and reliable information.

As we update our information materials, we will be proud to display The Information Standard quality mark.”


*The survey of 2000 people across England was conducted by The Information Standard in March 2012.
**RCOG Audit of current practice in preventing early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease in the UK. First Report. RCOG. 2015.