Patient information leaflets
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust produces a wide range of patient information leaflets which give details on treatments and procedures carried out at this trust. Also included is patient information provided by other appropriate organisations, for example Royal College of Anaesthetics, British Hearth Foundation etc.
The provision of good quality information is central to the patients’ ability to make valued decisions and informed choices about medical treatment and care and can:
- Help to ensure that patients arrive on time and are properly prepared
- Give patients confidence, improving their overall experience
- Remind patients of what they have already been told
- Involve patients and carers in their treatment and condition
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.
The Trust is committed to supporting and upholding the aims of the Information Standard by demonstrating its commitment to trustworthy health and care information as well as providing assurances of the quality of their internal processes. Information will be reviewed regularly and updated and necessary to ensure its ongoing suitability.