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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
NetDoctor
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:NetDoctor
Web address:http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct924987
Date of initial review: 12 Apr 2000
Validity of certificate06 Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
The names and qualifications of all the contributors of the site are provided.
Any medical/health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically/health trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically/health qualified individual/organization.
The people behind NetDoctor.co.uk
The Medical Panel (...)
NetDoctor editorial team (...)
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

We cannot and do not review every post before it appears on the site.
NetDoctor operates a 'notice and take-down' policy: if NetDoctor notices or is made aware of a post that contravenes these rules, NetDoctor reserves the right to amend or remove the post.
Contact us if you feel a post violates these rules.
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
NetDoctor.co.uk is a collaboration between committed doctors, health care professionals, information specialists and patients who believe that medical practice should be based on quality-assessed information and, wherever possible, on the basis of the principles of evidence-based medicine.
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

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(06 Dec 2011) - Link

Audience: General public
 
We want to break down the "medical language barrier" between the doctor and the patient.
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

for the patient
(03 Dec 2009) - Link

Purpose of the website
The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor. The web site does not have answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. If you notice medical symptoms or feel ill, you should consult your doctor - for further information see our Terms and conditions.
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor. The web site does not have answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. If you notice medical symptoms or feel ill, you should consult your doctor - for further information see our Terms and conditions.
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy and Consent Statement
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Please remember that any information you reveal, including personally identifiable information in a public forum such as in a discussion forum or a chat, is not subject to this Privacy Policy and can be seen by third parties unrelated to NetDoctor. It is therefore important that you carefully consider what information you disclose in these areas.
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
For the collaborative platform:

Don't post anything relating to an ongoing or pending trial.
Don't post content that you have copied from elsewhere.
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

All pages are individually updated.
 
Last updated 12.05.2011
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
All posts are individually dated.

21-11-2011
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

Don't post libellous or defamatory comments.
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact details are indicated.
Contact us
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Contact us if you feel a post violates these rules.
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
NetDoctor.co.uk funds its activities by advertising, sponsorship and content syndication with a range of selected commercial organisations, including pharmaceutical companies, information service providers and other electronic and print media publishers. None of the funding source providers has any editorial control over NetDoctor's content, which is developed independently and guided only by accepted medical opinion.
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For the collaborative platform:

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(06 Dec 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

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(06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

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(06 Dec 2011) - Link

None of the funding source providers has any editorial control over NetDoctor's content, which is developed independently and guided only by accepted medical opinion.
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

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(06 Dec 2011) - Link

Support for this Web site will be clearly identified, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organizations that have contributed funding, services or material to the site.
  (06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

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(06 Dec 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

- Don't advertise or solicit.
(06 Dec 2011) - Link

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