Tips to find trusted health information

Find out how to spot trusted health information with our top tips. Our simple guides can help you find trusted health information and stop the spread of misinformation.

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Illustration of the PIF guide - BMI – what you need to know

BMI – What you need to know

Body Mass Index (BMI) has been rubbished in the media. So why do doctors use it?

What is patient data?

Understanding patient data and some examples of how it is used.

Illustration of PIF guide 'Finding trusted health information'.

Finding trusted health information

These seven questions will help you decide whether health information can be trusted.

Illustration of the cover of PIF guide to false health information.

False health information
– the warning signs

Check what you are reading, watching or listening to, is reliable before sharing.

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Making sense of risks and benefits

Need to make a decision about an operation or a medicine? These tips will help you make sense of risk and benefit data.

Illustration of PIF guide 'What is evidence? Why is it important?'.

What is evidence and why is it important?

Find out what it means for trusted health information to be evidence-based.

Illustration of the PIF Guide: What is clinical evidence?

What is clinical evidence?

Understand different types of clinical evidence and research with the pyramid of evidence.

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