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Promoting trust: Cuttsy+Cuttsy become a PIF Tick accredited agency

Cuttsy+Cuttsy join a host of noteworthy healthcare charities and institutions as one of the first healthcare communications agencies to receive the Patient Information Forum’s seal of approval – the PIF Tick.

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many unexpected consequences. Among them was the rise of the ‘digital infodemic’. Society found itself bombarded with a vast range of often conflicting health information, produced by different sources, and frequently released without a formal review process. It was hard to know who and what to trust. Added to this, much of the well-researched and peer-reviewed medical information included in this deluge was not underpinned by the principles of health literacy.

Throughout this time, Cuttsy+Cuttsy proved themselves determined to support and uphold trusted, patient-centric health information, and this determination has been recognised. Cuttsy+Cuttsy join a host of noteworthy healthcare charities and institutions as one of the first healthcare communications agencies to receive the Patient Information Forum’s seal of approval – the PIF Tick. A PIF Tick quality mark is assigned to an organisation whose health information meets ten specific criteria points covering aspects such as design, usability, accessibility and user engagement. Information also undergoes a rigorous, auditable production process, making the PIF Tick an industry-wide symbol that can be trusted by everyone.

PIF sets out 10 criteria for trustworthy health information, many of which align closely to Cuttsy+Cuttsy’s values as an organisaion. Ensuring patients are involved in the process of developing health information is a key element in their work. Cross industry collaboration from healthcare professionals to patients ensures all voices are equally heard and valued. This collective approach also guarantees projects and services meet an ‘identified user need’.

Liz Walder PhD, Content Director at Cuttsy+Cuttsy commented; “It is wonderful to have earned an accreditation that aligns so seamlessly with our values as a company. Perhaps the most rewarding part is in knowing no fundamental shifts in attitudes or processes had to be taken to be recognised with a PIF Tick. Our determination to provide trusted and accessible health information for healthcare professionals through to patients has always been there. But now we have a PIF Tick to guide them to it too”.

5th May 2022

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