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People affected by breast cancer are at the heart of Breakthrough’s health information. We want our facts about breast cancer risk, breast awareness, diagnosis, treatment and services to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make decisions about your health and health care.
The Information Standard
The Department of Health’s Information Standard quality mark is a quick and easy way to spot health and social care information you know you can trust.
As a certified member of The Information Standard since May 2012, we can guarantee that our health information is:
✔ Accurate and appropriately researched
✔ Clear and easy to read
✔ Balanced and complete
✔ Up to date
✔ Meets people’s needs
More information can be found on The Information Standard website.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s health information has won awards from organisations such as the Plain English Campaign, The British Medical Association and New Media Age Awards.
How we produce health information
We have an experienced team dedicated to producing health information and we follow the best principles to develop and update materials. When planning new materials, we work closely with real women to understand the information they wish to see and the best way this can be presented. Our policy experts perform a detailed review of the latest scientific and clinical evidence, including best practice guidelines, clinical trial findings and research papers.
Members of the public (including some of our Campaigns & Advocacy Network members) review our health materials to confirm that they find them useful and easy to understand. In addition, experts in the field, such as researchers, nurses, doctors, radiologists and surgeons, review our health materials to confirm that they are accurate, balanced and up to date. We’d like to thank all our reviewers for the crucial help they provide.
Keeping our information up to date
We review and update our health information at least once every three years. We keep abreast of the latest scientific and clinical advances so that, if needed, we can update our information sooner. As we update our health materials, we are adding the Information Standard logo.
Our health information is not a substitute for personal advice from healthcare professionals. Anyone worried about their health should discuss this with a healthcare professional.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is responsible for the accuracy of the information on this website. Neither Capita, who operate the Information Standard scheme, 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.
Sources of evidence
If you would like more information about the sources of evidence on which our online health information is based, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08080 100 200, specifying the web page of interest.
A full list of our health booklets can be found in our publications library.