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Editorial Policy

At Prescription Doctor, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, trustworthy professional advice and information on UK medicines. We believe in empowering you to make informed choices about your healthcare, which means understanding your condition and the treatments available to you.

Our editorial policy ensures that our content is not only of the highest quality but also credible, thoroughly researched, and authored by expert medical professionals.

Qualified Content Team

Our content team consists of experienced medical professionals, including GPs, doctors, pharmacists, and clinical professionals. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our content, ensuring that it is not only informative but also medically accurate and up-to-date.

Expert Authorship

Our content is exclusively authored by qualified medical writers and professionals deeply knowledgeable in their respective fields. Each piece of content is reviewed by a fully qualified GP or pharmacist. Furthermore, all content undergoes a rigorous review process by a GP before publication, ensuring clarity, accuracy, and comprehensibility.

Reliable Sources

We commit to using only trusted, reliable sources for our content. This ensures that the information we provide is not only accurate but also based on the latest medical research and guidelines. Our commitment to trusted sources underpins the credibility and reliability of our advice and information.

Rigorous Content Review

Our content undergoes a meticulous review process. This includes regular updates and checks by qualified medical practitioners to ensure that all information remains current, accurate, and in line with the latest medical guidance and research.

Accessible Style

At, we prioritize a style that is informative, engaging, and easy to understand. We believe in breaking down complex medical topics into content that is accessible and relatable for our audience, ensuring that our readers can easily comprehend and use the information provided.

Valuing Feedback

We value and actively seek out feedback from our users. This feedback is crucial in helping us improve and tailor our content to better meet the needs and concerns of our audience. We are committed to listening and responding to the feedback we receive.

Clear Language and Readability

Understanding that healthcare topics can be complex, we strive to keep our language simple, to the point and engaging. We avoid overly technical terms and focus on delivering content that is informative and easy to digest.

Continuous Improvement

We are dedicated to the continuous review and improvement of our information and advice. Our content is regularly updated to ensure it remains current, accurate, and useful. Annual reviews, conducted by qualified medical practitioners, ensure that our content is up-to-date, with any necessary revisions made by our GPs, doctors, and pharmacists.

Editorial Values

Trust and Accuracy is committed to the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality. Our content is grounded in sound medical reasoning, provided by experienced and qualified medical professionals.

Tone and Transparency

Our editorial tone is designed to be informative yet easily understandable. We use plain UK English to best serve our users' interests, avoiding overly promotional or 'salesy' language.

Editorial Integrity

Our team of GPs and pharmacists provides objective medical advice, prioritizing the interests of our users and patients. The products and services we recommend are chosen with complete impartiality.

References from Trusted Sources

Our information is accurate, balanced, and targeted to our audience. All articles include referenced sources, typically linking to the source within the article and adding a sources section at the end if necessary.

At, we understand the importance of providing trustworthy and accurate information. To ensure the highest level of reliability, we strictly use universally recognized and credible sources for our content. Our main sources include:

  • NHS Information: We rely heavily on the NHS for current, accurate health information. This includes using data from their website and materials distributed to pharmacy staff.
  • MHRA & EMC Patient Information Leaflets (PILs): These leaflets accompany every licensed medication in the UK. They are a key source for our content, providing detailed information on medication usage, active ingredients, and more.
  • NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence): NICE offers evidence-based guidance on health and social care matters. Their recommendations, which are the product of a reputable independent committee, inform our content on medication guidelines and medical conditions.
  • Manufacturer’s UK Websites: We strictly use information from manufacturers' websites targeted at a UK audience. This ensures accuracy, particularly as medication details can vary between countries.

We prioritize these sources to separate fact from fiction, ensuring that the information we provide is not just accurate, but also relevant and specific to the UK context.

Corrections and User Feedback is committed to transparency and accountability. We will publish corrections or retractions if necessary and actively seek user feedback to improve our content:

  • If content involves issues of redundant publication, evidenced by:
    • Previous publication without proper cross-referencing.
    • Lack of permission or justification for republishing.
  • If the content includes instances of plagiarism.
  • If content lacks reliability due to:
    • Misconduct, such as data fabrication.
    • Honest errors, like miscalculations or experimental mistakes.
  • If content reports unethical research.
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