Judge: web sites for health

December 28, 2007 0 Comments

Writing for the Web is different to writing for a printed document. People scan Web pages quickly to obtain information, rather than settling down for a long read. Information should be kept up to date: include date written and date updated; for information that does not change rapidly, include a regular review date, for example, …

Judge: web sites for health

December 28, 2007 0 Comments

The medical research literature is very complex. You need specialised knowledge of the subject, the scientific methods used and the terminology to be able to understand it fully. The nature and strength of science is in debate. Scientists test and challenge each others’ work until they reach agreement. This approach is very powerful at building …

Judge: web sites for health

December 28, 2007 0 Comments

Links to other Web sites can be useful sources of information. However you must first decide if your organisation wishes to make any links at all. Reasons for linking The whole purpose and benefit of the Web is linking to other sites. Links give your users access to further information, for example other organisations and …

Judge: web sites for health

December 28, 2007 0 Comments

Experienced members, who respond when incorrect information is broadcast. The use of Netiquette – rules of polite, supportive behaviour on the Internet. Produce a set of rules about acceptable behaviour that users must sign up to before participating. These rules should cover aspects such as: (a) only making supportive not critical comments; (b) staying on …

Judge: web sites for health

December 28, 2007 0 Comments

The Data Protection Act covers the use of personal data, which is anything that could identify a living person. Any organisation collecting personal data through their Web site (or by other means) must obey this law. You must: explain that you are obtaining personal data and what you are using it for: (a) if the …

Judge: web sites for health

December 28, 2007 0 Comments

Communication is a particular strength of support group sites. Methods to make contact with the support group, for discussion and feedback, should be included on the site, for example: contact phone number or helpline; an e-mail address: (a) send an auto-reply acknowledging receipt of the e-mail, and saying if and when they might expect a …

Print or download the guidelines

December 28, 2007 0 Comments

The Judge guidelines can be printed or downloaded. They are available as either a word-processed or PDF document. The Copyright link at the bottom of this page explains about our copyright details. PDF documents require the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from (http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/readstep2.html) [Opens in new browser window]. If you download anything from …

Support group guidelines – introduction

December 23, 2007 0 Comments

Site index

December 23, 2007 0 Comments

This site index provides references to the information in the Consumer guidelines and the Support Group guidelines. For information about the Judge project, see the about Judge section. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z   …

Feedback

December 23, 2007 0 Comments

To make comments about this site you can contact one of the people involved in developing the site (see the section in this site on ‘About Us’ (http://www.judgehealth.org.uk/about_us.htm) [Opens in new browser window]. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your e-mail. However we will read your comments when we review the site in October 2007. Your e-mail …