Information Guides

5 free expert-written Guides, which have all the jargon and medical terminology decoded. No ads and no catches

information guides - written by experts - decoded
About the Guides

They’re free to download, and you don’t need to register. Guides are based on current best scientific evidence. They contain no adverts and are not ‘sponsored’ by a company promoting its ‘cure’.

They’re full of critical insight and illustrations, and our intention in creating them is to help you determine what you actually need – not what someone might want to sell you.

We don’t make money from recommending any particular therapy or service.

Please do share them and link to – but please keep them intact and source them from us so we can keep what is online up to date.

Information Standard Accreditation - what it means

The Guides are accredited by the NHS Information Standardexternal_link3.
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.

What we do to keep the Guides current

We aim to keep the Guides current. It’s a big job – so if you see something you think needs updating, please get in touch. Guides are consistent with:

  • The Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Reviews and Protocols
  • the National Institutes of Health’s position
  • findings of the US Food and Drug Administration
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • the guidelines of relevant medical/dental societies
  • professional consensus statements, and
  • scientific research published in peer reviewed journals.
We need your feedback!

Please email us to tell us what you like, what you don’t like, and what you’d like to see in future guides.

Help us get better at helping you. Thanks.

The Guides are available in paper format for GP practices and Hospital units. We print to order and look merely to cover the costs incurred.

Created by Emma Eastonexternal_link3 | Page last updated 31 Mar 2017