85 result(s)
  • Official endorsements

    • Advice online

    connection with the NHS because the “.com” suffix made clear that it was for a commercial … connected to the NHS and, because it was not, the use of the website address in the ad was misleading and … against a drinks manufacturer for misleadingly referring to the NHS. The ASA considered that the claim

  • Maureen Bowman t/a Maureen Bowman Master Hypnotist

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 28 October 2015

    A regional press ad. Headed “Maureen Bowman Master Hypnotist”, seen on 18 July 2015, featured the NHS logo in the bottom right-hand corner.

    The complainant challenged whether the use of the acronym “NHS” misleadingly implied that the … Bowman Master Hypnotist said she would remove the NHS logo from her advertising and would instead … state that she was a member of the NHS Trusts Association (NHSTA) and listed on that organisation’s

  • Pharmacy2U Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 18 July 2018

    million are dispensed every year? Find out how you can help the #NHS save time and money … medicines. Over £800 million are dispensed every year. Costing the NHS 8 billion pounds. And because we’re … living longer, these numbers are rising causing a huge strain on the NHS. Managing repeat

    that managing repeat prescriptions online could save the NHS “over £300 million a year on … prescription costs” and was therefore “better for the NHS” were misleading and could be substantiated … . Pharmacy2U said that saving the NHS money was better for the NHS, and there were well reported concerns

  • Reigate Gentle Dental

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 02 December 2015

    A circular for a dental practice, seen on 3 August 2015, included text that stated "Prices NHS … to keep its prices NHS comparable despite delivering aesthetic dentistry for optimum health".

    higher than those of the NHS, challenged whether the claim "prices NHS comparable" was misleading and … offered by three of their local NHS competitors, which they obtained through calling their competitors … “Prices NHS comparable” and “Reigate Gentle Dental … strives to keep its prices NHS comparable” as

  • Imitation

    • Advice online

    -Media.com, 21 November 2012). The ASA has also held that using “NHS” in the product name … as standard by the NHS (lookersgirl, 16 November 2011). Placing the company name or logo in a

  • Cosmetic surgery

    • Advice online

    6 years, the minimum NHS requirement for completion of specialist training; 3. ‘specialist … ’ – ‘consultants’ should have held an NHS Consultant post (not a locum position

  • Litigation: Specious claims

    • Advice online

    solicitors offering a claims service for clinical negligence played on readers’ fears and undermined the NHS

  • Bloom Hearing Specialists Ltd t/a Hearing Information Service

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 21 October 2015

    problem? Make sure you get the right solution! Should you go NHS or Private for your hearing aids … will take you through the steps involved in applying for a free digital hearing aid through the NHS … compared to going Private. INCLUDES - What you need to qualify for a free NHS digital hearing aid What you

    the enquirer to their local GP if appropriate. Bloom Hearing Specialists stated that their “NHS or … digital hearing aid through the NHS compared to going private. The guide was heavily weighted towards … publishing clear guidelines on what could be provided on the NHS compared to going private. Bloom

  • Post-conception advice services consultation and regulatory statement (BCAP)

    • Consultations

    appropriate local authority or NHS approval. BCAP noted that non NHS-accredited organisations might not

  • Application Advice Service UK Ltd t/a EHIC Applications UK

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 26 October 2016

    for the NHS European Health Insurance Card on behalf of customers, www.ukehic.com, seen in June 2016. Text … included a link titled “NHS”. The page included an online application form and information indicating … stated "We are neither affiliated with nor part of the NHS. We can submit an EHIC application on your

    The NHS Business Services Authority and eight members of the public challenged whether the ad … misleadingly implied that it was the official NHS website for European Health Insurance Card applications … of the page, the reference to ‘NHS’ on the top right menu, the text boxes indicating the different

  • Hearing amplifiers and hearing aids

    • Advice online

    “Join the hearing aid debate... NHS or Private? We’ll help you decide...”, which offered a … free guide entitled “The Consumer Guide NHS or Private Digital Hearing Aids”. The

  • Push Dr Ltd t/a Push Doctor

    • Ruling
    • Upheld in part
    • 11 April 2018

    an NHS GP whenever you want. Gone are the days of making endless calls to a surgery just as it opens … , labelled “NHS” linked to a page headed “NHS & PUSH DOCTOR”, had text … underneath that stated “Feeling unwell? Looking for advice? Speak with an NHS trained [sic] doctor

    believed that ads (a), (b), (c) and (d) implied that the advertised service was provided by the NHS … would know that Push Doctor was related to a paid-for, non-NHS service. They provided data from a brand … NHS and that none of the Trustpilot reviews they had received over the period in question had made

  • New ad rules on unplanned pregnancy advice

    • CAP News

    women for a termination to make that fact clear in their advertisements. Drawing on NHS guidance

  • Food: 5 A DAY claims

    • Advice online

    DAY'). Information on what constitutes a portion can be found on the NHS Choices website here. Ads

  • Fear and distress

    • Advice online

    NHS Crisis” and “excess deaths” was upheld on a similar basis (eSMart Media Ltd, 2

  • Smith & Lawson Ltd t/a EHIC Direct

    • Ruling
    • Upheld in part
    • 19 July 2017

    and submit applications for the NHS European Health Insurance Card on behalf of customers was seen … . The NHS Business Services Authority is continuing to provide the EHIC service as usual, and you can … apply for and use your card as before. (Source: NHS UK)”. At the bottom of each page, text in small

    one from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).1. The NHSBSA and 83 members of the public … “OFFICIAL NHS SITE” as another way for consumers to get their EHIC.EHIC Direct stated that they did … not use any of the same logos, fonts, colours or layouts as the NHS website. Furthermore, adjacent

  • Nasty Gal Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 10 October 2018

    weight and BMI range in accordance with NHS guidelines. They said that some viewers may subjectively … , which was supported by the NHS guidelines. UpheldThe ASA considered that while the female model in the

  • Fitness Industry Training (UK) Ltd t/a Register for Nutrition

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 27 May 2015

    . Mohammad Sutil, Practise [sic] Partner, NHS" was included, as well as logos from "Northern

    could be substantiated; 2. the testimonial from "Dr Mohammad Sutil, Practise [sic] Partner, NHS … Care Trust, NHS London North West Healthcare, Sheffield City Council, Amazon Local and Power House … , Practise [sic] Partner, NHS" and concluded the claim was misleading.On that point the ad

  • Our experts

    • Webpage

    of Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, the … and Radiation Head of Radiation and Laser Safety at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS … Commission). He is Head of Radiation and Laser Safety at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS

  • Bupa Insurance Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 01 April 2015

    drugs that were not provided as standard treatment on the NHS nor by every private healthcare provider … . Bupa stated that the NHS faced challenges in providing consistent cancer services across the UK and … referred to news articles of this year which detailed how the NHS had faced financial constraints in