Maintaining high standards

We are committed to ensuring the information we produce is:

  • Accurate
  • Accessible
  • Clearly communicated
  • Evidence-based
  • Independent
  • Up to date
  • Relevant
  • Rooted in the experiences of those most affected by HIV.

User feedback and review panels help NAM evaluate its publications. Our resources are better as a result of this, which means people can continue to use NAM and as a trusted source of useful information about HIV and AIDS.

We keep a record of feedback we receive and incorporate any suggestions into the ongoing development of our resources. The collection of these ideas and suggestions helps us focus on specific things, but also gives us a good sense of the trends or themes emerging. When requests build up around a similar theme or topic it helps NAM identify gaps in information.

We work with medical review panels who review our resources to ensure our standards are being met.

People with HIV are able to contribute their expertise and share their experiences by being part of our peer review panel. Members of this panel provide us with comments on our patient information booklets and other resources for people with HIV.

Your feedback and input really does make a difference. If you would like to comment on any of NAM’s resources please contact us.

  • inaccuracies or errors, ideally with a link to what has been spotted
  • positive and/or constructive feedback about what is effective, valuable and useful about specific publications
  • additional information that would be useful for revising work, e.g. comments on pitch, tone, language level
  • general comments or observations, e.g. emerging themes that might suggest a new/changed information need, how people use resources, context
  • requests for help or additional information
  • any other comments.

Medical review panel

We work with a wide range of healthcare professionals to ensure our information materials are accurate and up to date. Here are just some of the people who have helped us with our materials over the years.

Professor Brian Angus, Infectious Diseases Consultant and Clinical Director, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Tristan Barber, Consultant Physician, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Dr Laura Benjamin, Clinical Lecturer in Neurology, University College London

Dr Sanjay Bhagani, Consultant Physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Marta Boffito, Consultant Physician/Reader, St Stephen's AIDS Trust, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Imperial College, London

Professor Mark Bower, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Dr Fiona Burns, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead for HIV, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Gary Brook, Clinical Lead GUM/HIV, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Jose Catalan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Dr Ian Cormack, Consultant GUM Physician, Croydon University Hospital

Dr Alessia Dalla Pria, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Heather Leake Date, Principal Pharmacist for HIV and Sexual Health, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

Alastair Duncan, Principal Dietitian, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

Sarah Ellis, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Grahame Hayton Unit, Barts Health NHS Trust

Tom Fernandez, Nurse Practitioner, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Sarah Fidler, Consultant Physician in HIV and GUM, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Stuart Flanagan, Clinical Research Fellow, Viral Hepatitis and HIV Medicine, Queen Mary University London

Fiona Hillen, Specialist Dietitian, University Hospital of Wales

Dr Rachael Jones, Lead Clinician & Consultant GUM/HIV Physician, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Professor Saye Khoo, Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Dr Ranjababu Kulasegaram, Consultant Physician in HIV/GU Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Charles Lacey, Honorary Consultant Physician, GU/HIV Medicine, York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Hermione Lyall, Consultant Paediatrician, St Mary's Hospital

Dr Nicola Mackie, Consultant in HIV/GUM, St Mary's Hospital

Dr Paddy Mallon, College Lecturer/Consultant (Infectious Diseases), Mater Hospital, Dublin 

Martin Murchie, Society of Sexual Health Advisors

Dr Silvia Montoto, Consultant in Haematology Oncology, Barts Health NHS Trust

Dr Nneka Nwokolo, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Dr Frank Post, HIV Research Lead, King's College Hospital

Dr Iain Reeves, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Daniel Richardson FRCP, Consultant & Hon Clinical Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health & HIV Medicine, Brighton & Sussex Universities NHS Trust

Professor Caroline Sabin, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, University College London

Dr Shema Tariq, Consultant in HIV, Mortimer Market Centre, London

Dr Jonathan Underwood, Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine Specialty Registrar, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Jaime Vera, Senior Lecturer in HIV Medicine and Honorary Consultant in HIV Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Dr Karen Walker-Bone, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Arthritis Research UK/MRC Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work, Southampton General Hospital NHS FT

Dr Laura Waters, HIV Consultant, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Alan Winston, Consultant Physician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Mike Youle, HIV Research Director, Royal Free Hospital Medical School

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.