The source or where information comes from matters. Here we provide some tips because when information is used to guide decisions about your health it is important that it is accurate and based on fact. It is also important that the person providing the information is an authority on the subject or that they have worked with qualified people to develop the content being provided.
Anyone can make a website. Knowing whether the website can be trusted to provide accurate and reliable information is made easier if you:
HONcode can only be displayed by organisations who have been assessed and found to be credible and reliable.
Where information comes from can tell us something about the authority of the people who wrote the information and whether they are qualified. You should always make sure that people are qualified to give information about our health.
The first step is to identify who is responsible for the site. There are a few clues to look for:
If you are looking for more information, the websites below take special care to link you to good quality information. They also cover a broad range of topics.
Last updated 02 August 2021