University-based Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group is an example of best practice in cancer support
The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) at the University has been certified as a provider of high quality health and social care information by The Information Standard scheme. The accreditation recognises the hard work of CCLG in producing a wide range of publications aimed at providing information about childhood cancers, and supporting children and their families when the disease is diagnosed.
According to a survey carried out by The Information Standard, many members of the public are unsure which sources of information they can trust when it comes to health and social care. The Information Standard, which is supported by the Department of Health, aims to accredit sources of healthcare information and gives high-quality, reliable providers the seal of approval - so patients and families know the information they're getting is accurate.
Professor Sue Ablett, CCLG Executive Director based in our College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, is thrilled that the group has received accreditation and has been held up as an example of best practice for some of its systems and processes. The Information Standard quality mark will now appear on future publications from CCLG.
Vice-Chancellor Sir Robert Burgess is also a patron of CCLG.