Information Standard

The Zone is a certified member of the Information Standard Scheme.

What is the Information Standard?

The Information Standard is a certification programme for all organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the public. Any organisation achieving The Information Standard has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.

What does Information Standard certification mean?

Organisations that adopt the Information Standard are demonstrating their commitment to trustworthy health and care information as well as providing assurances of the quality of their internal processes.

When you see The Information Standard quality mark on any materials, you can be assured that organisation has undergone a rigorous assessment and that the information they produce is clear, accurate, impartial, evidence-based and up-to-date. This will help you make informed decisions, for yourself and for your family, when it comes to considering health and care options.

Always look for The Information Standard quality mark.

To find out more about the Information Standard please visit

‘We, The Zone, are responsible for the accuracy of the information on this website. Not all of the content on this website has been certified by the Information Standard as only the information which bears the Mark reaches the requirements of the standard. Neither the scheme operator, nor the Department of Health, who own the scheme, will have any responsibility for costs, losses or damages arising from the information being inaccurate or from us failing to include relevant information.’