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Information is central to what we do as a charity. In addition to our website, we have a wide range of booklets, leaflets and an Information Telephone Line. Our information aims to help you take the right steps to control your blood pressure. We believe that the right information, at the right time, can make a real difference. This section explains how we ensure our information is reliable, how we make it and who it is for.
How do we ensure our information is reliable?
Our specialist staff write most of our information. They have had many years' experience writing about health. We also work with advisers who are doctors and health professionals with an interest in blood pressure. They ensure it is up to date and accurate.
We also take information from reliable sources, including medical guidelines, research papers and trusted websites.
Our information is read and reviewed by people with high blood pressure before we print it. This helps ensure it is relevant to what people want from us as a charity.
The 'Information Standard' kitemark
We are proud to announce that the Blood Pressure Association is one the first UK charities to have qualified for the new independent health information quality kitemark.
To achieve 'The Information Standard' we have demonstrated that our information is clear, accessible, accurate, appropriately researched, authoritative, up-to-date and designed to meet the needs of those with high blood pressure.
We can now use The Information Standard ‘quality mark’ on the Blood Pressure Association’s Pressure Points series (five booklets giving the basics of high blood pressure and its management) as a mark of quality and reassurance for the public.
Who is our information for?
We write our information for people who have high blood pressure and who want to learn more about it and for anyone who may want to understand more about how to prevent the condition. We write our information for people in the UK. This is because the treatment of high blood pressure may be different in other countries.
We try to make sure that our information can help the widest number of people. But we recognise that some people may need information that is specific to their needs.
We have information about high blood pressure in over 30 languages. We can also provide large-print text versions.