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Editorial Policy

‘Get it On’ is committed to the highest editorial and ethical standards in the provision of all its content and related services.

The site is funded by NHS Halton & St Helens. It is committed to providing objective and trustworthy information and guidance on all aspects of health and healthcare.

In all instances, we strive to ensure that content is evidence-based, in other words, that it is founded on the best scientific knowledge currently available.

The following sections set out our editorial principles, standards and processes:

Accuracy

Get it On content will be accurate, balanced and transparent. Information given will be judged against the best available scientific evidence and sources named wherever possible. Where content contains conjecture or opinion, this will be clearly indicated.

Impartiality and diversity of opinion

Get it On will be objective, impartial and even-handed. Where views differ and no scientific consensus can be found it will reflect all significant strands of opinion and state the uncertainty clearly.

Accountability

Get it On is accountable to its users and will deal fairly with them. It will be open in admitting mistakes and encourages a culture of learning via user feedback. Its editorial processes will be transparent.

Serving the public

Get It On will put its users’ interests first when sourcing and developing content. It will consult widely with relevant professional bodies, charities and other interest groups but serving the ordinary citizen will remain paramount.

Taste and decency

All content on Get it On will be suitable for a general audience and will not include material that might reasonably be deemed offensive. Where content includes explicit sexual information it will be clearly flagged.

*All images on the site have been requested by the local population and local professionals in order to help to understand their sexual health.

Privacy

Get it On views its users’ privacy as paramount and, barring legal order, will not divulge any correspondence or personal information it may hold about them without their prior and explicit permission.

*Please note this website does not currently hold information about clients / patients, however it does show the names, job titles and contact details of those professionals that have asked for their details to be included in the site.

Funding

Get it On is funded by NHS Halton & St Helens.