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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Patient UK
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Patient UK
Web address:http://www.patient.co.uk/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct950113
Date of initial review: 17 Jul 1998
Validity of certificate15 Feb 2011 - Feb 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
Main Authors
Authoring and Reviewing Team
  (21 May 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The Website is a community site to which you can submit details of your health experiences for display, indexing and review. If you submit any contribution to this Website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant EMIS a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, right to modify (where reasonably necessary to allow pubication) and publish the contribution on the Website. If you do not want to grant EMIS the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the Website.
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Patient.co.uk was first launched in 1997 by PiP (Patient information Publications) as a directory of UK websites which provided information on health, disease and related issues.
  (21 May 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This Website is provided as a free service to you. It contains interactive forums that allow members of the public to leave descriptions of illnesses and to express their views on health matters. Any views expressed or descriptions of diseases and treatments posted in the forums are those of the forum users themselves and unless specifically stated are not those of Patient UK.
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

Audience:
With more than 7 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals nationwide.
  (21 May 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

members of the public
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The Website also contains content generated by medical authors. This information is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment.
  (21 May 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The Website also contains content generated by medical authors. This information is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. Patient UK is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for ANY form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on this site.
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Collection of Personal Data
If you register to use the Website discussion forum and/or the MyHealth Services then Patient.co.uk may collect personal data about you, including without limitation your name, nickname, age, medical conditions and a valid email address from you when you register to use these services on the Website. This data will be held in confidence solely for the purpose of administering your account with us and sending relevant messages to you about the Website and its community of users.

Patient.co.uk will not pass information held about you onto third par...
  (21 May 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Patient UK will collect personal data including your name, age and a valid email address from you when you register to use this Website. These data will be held in confidence solely for the purpose of administering your account with us and sending messages to you about the Website and its community of users.

Patient UK will not pass information held about you onto third parties for any purpose except where expressly required to do so by the law of England.
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Original Author: Dr Tim Kenny Current Version: Dr Gurvinder Rull Peer Reviewer: Dr Tim Kenny
Last Checked: 24/01/2012
  (21 May 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

You may link to specific URLs (web site addresses) in your contributions where these provide essential background reading.
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

Original Author: Dr Tim Kenny Current Version: Dr Gurvinder Rull Peer Reviewer: Dr Tim Kenny
Last Checked: 24/01/2012
  (21 May 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

9th February 2010, 9:16 pm
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Medication for High Blood Pressure
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This Website is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Website.
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact us
  (21 May 2013) - Link

Audio options:
  (19 Aug 2009) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The site construction and editorial teams for Patient.co.uk are wholly funded by EMIS. The website makes no user charge and receives no funding from external sources, for example drug companies. Patient.co.uk is not an NHS organisation.
  (21 May 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

Although the Patient UK site carries adverts as a means of helping to pay for the costs of supplying its authored content to the public free of charge (as do august medical journals), the advertising on Patient UK is clearly marked and does not influence or appear within clinical articles.
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

Adverts are provided by external sources and are not endorsed by Patient UK. All revenue from this source is passed to EMIS.
  (21 May 2013) - Link

Advertising banners and skyscrapers on the site provide income revenue by means of page display or 'click thru'.
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

No advertising
(17 Feb 2011) - Link

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