The Bone Cancer Research Trust has been awarded the Patient Information Forum’s PIF TICK – the UK’s only assessed quality mark for print and online healthcare information.

In order to become a 'trusted information creator', we had to undergo an assessment showing that the production of our materials meets the Patient Information Forum's criteria for accuracy and trustworthiness.

This means our patients and the wider public can be assured that what they are reading is evidence-based, understandable, up-to-date, and produced to the best possible standard.

Zoe Davison, Head of Research, Information and Support at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:

Gaining the PIF TICK shows we have a strong process for developing our information resources. With so much information online, it can be difficult to know what to trust. This quality mark is a quick and easy way for people to be assured our information is reliable and trustworthy. As part of our new 10-year strategy 'More Patients Surviving. More Patients Thriving' we are working towards becoming the authoritative voice for primary bone cancer, and gaining the PIF TICK will bring us one step closer towards this.

PIF TICK manager, Dan Willis, said:

We are thrilled to welcome the Bone Cancer Research Trust to our ever-growing community of accredited PIF TICK members. Accurate, accessible, evidence-based information is key to increasing patient empowerment and improving outcomes.

The PIF TICK, which launched in May 2020, is run by the non-profit Patient Information Forum (PIF).

In July 2021, a public website was launched to raise awareness of PIF TICK accredited members and help people find trusted health information.

The site also includes guides on topics including spotting false health information and understanding evidence.

This year the Bone Cancer Research Trust will be reviewing all of its information materials, so please watch out for their re-launch.