Target Ovarian Cancer's information standards

Our standards

Target Ovarian Cancer is committed to producing up-to-date and accurate information for those concerned by or affected by ovarian cancer. We produce information resources that will be useful to both women living with ovarian cancer, their families, friends and healthcare professionals. Target Ovarian Cancer puts its beneficiaries at the heart of its activities to ensure our work reflects the needs of those affected.  Our information is in line with accepted national and international guidelines and our publications undergo an expert peer review and are read by women to ensure that the language and tone is appropriate.

Target Ovarian Cancer endeavours to reflect a strong evidence base and consensus expert opinion in all its medical based information such as treatment and symptom information resources. Where no consensus in expert opinion exists we will present a balanced view of the evidence currently available.

All existing information is reviewed regularly to ensure it is still current and accurate. We aim to review information every year with a view to revising it at least every two years. It may be revised sooner if there is an evidence change or development in treatment or national guidelines. We are happy to receive feedback on any of our information. Any comments we receive are kept on file for consideration when the text is revised. We are grateful to the health professionals and patients who give their time to ensure that our information is of the highest quality.

 

Target Ovarian Cancer and the Information Standard

 IS new small Sep13Target Ovarian Cancer is proud to be a certified member of the Information Standard. This is a quality assurance standard that has been established to improve the quality of health and social care information. The Information Standard ensures that the health and social care information we produce is supported by the best evidence, and is produced according to strict quality-control guidelines. It also ensures that people affected by cancer are at the heart of all the content we produce.

All Target Ovarian Cancer information that has been produced in accordance with the scheme is marked with the Information Standard logo. Any information that is not marked with the logo is not included in the scope of the Standard.

The following user generated information is excluded from the scope of the certification: weblogs, forums, information for health professionals and personal experience pages - except where personal experience pages have been produced through a systematic process of validation.

Target Ovarian Cancer holds responsibility for the accuracy of the information we publish and neither Capita, who operate the scheme, nor the Department of Health, who own the scheme, will 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 Target Ovarian Cancer.