• 8Jan

    BMA Patient Information Awards 2016 now open for entries!

    The British Medical Association has run a Patient Information Awards for the last twenty years in order to recognise excellence in the provision of information to patients and to support the valuable work which is done by many organisations.

    The 2016 Awards are now open for applications. The Awards are free to enter and shortlisted organisations are invited to a ceremony at BMA House in London in September.

    Entries can include all sorts of patient information, from a printed leaflet or information sheet, to digital resources and web information.

    You can see pictures from last year’s awards and read about the winning entries at the BMA web pages:

    http://bma.org.uk/librarypia

    The closing date for entries is 29 February 2016.  You can find more information about the conditions of entry, the criteria for selection and judging criteria at the awards home page.

    Please fill out the online entry form for each resource you enter:

    http://web2.bma.org.uk/bmalibrary.nsf/pipm?OpenForm

    All entries will be considered for the overall BMA Patient Information Resource of the Year Award, regardless of their format as well as these special awards:

    • Information for children
    • Information on Ethical issues
    • Information produced by NHS Trusts
    • Information that aids decision making
    • Innovation
    • Learning disabled resources
    • Long term conditions
    • Patient engagement
    • Screening
    • Self care

    Resources must have been published or revised in 2014, 2015 or before the end of February 2016 and must be in English as we have no means of reviewing other languages.  Three copies of each resource should be sent to the address given in the entry

    Comments or enquiries should be sent to Richard Jones, Director of the BMA Patient Information Awards, info.piawards@bma.org.uk.