• 11Sep

    BMA Patient Information Awards winners announced

    Outstanding patient resources have been celebrated at the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards.  PIF was delighted to be both reviewers and part of the judging panel for the Awards, with PIF’s Nicole Naylor presenting the Long Term Conditions award at the event.

    The ceremony at BMA House on 10 September 2019 saw PIF member Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust awarded BMA Patient Information Resource of the Year for its Axial spondyloarthritis know-how (ASK) self-management toolkit.

    It was a fantastic day for PIF members all round as our member organisations claimed first and runner up prizes in several of the award categories.

    The full list of first and runner-up prizes and categories was:

    • Accessibility: winner, HSC Hospital Passport, Public Health Agency; runner-up, Finding out you have lymphoma – Easy Read version, Lymphoma Action
    • Children: winner, The Itchy-saurus, Dr Rosie Wellesley and Pavilion Books Ltd; runner-up Starting Secondary School comic, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
    • Community Care: winner, Which? Later Life Care, Which?; runner-up Care companion, Global Initiative, June 2018
    • Decision Making: winner, Clinical trials for lymphoma, Lymphoma Action, December 2018; runner-up, Their story, your choice, Terrence Higgins Trust, February 2018
    • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: winner, Can’t pass it on campaign, Terrence Higgins Trust, July 2018; runner-up, Everybody’s Different, Ectodermal Dysplasia Society and EnvisionPharma Group, September 2018
    • Ethics: winner, Finding your way with bereavement, Motor Neurone Disease Association,December 2018; runner-up, Planning ahead: my treatment and care, Compassion in Dying, April 2018
    • Innovation: winner, Their story, your choice, Terrence Higgins Trust, February 2018; runner-up, Breast Cancer Care app (BECCA), Breast Cancer Care, May 2017
    • Long-Term Conditions: winner, Live your life – living with and beyond lymphoma, Lymphoma Action, November 2018; runner-up, Multiple Sclerosis Trust website, MS Trust, August 2018
    • Screening: winner, Cervical screening after sexual violence, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, August 2018; runner-up, Their story, your choice, Terrence Higgins Trust, February 2018
    • Self-Care: winner, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Axial spondyloarthritis know-how (ASK) self-management toolkit; runner-up, Caring for someone with scleroderma, Boehringer Ingelheim (sponsor) and Hamell Communications, April 2018
    • Trusts: winner, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Axial spondyloarthritis know-how (ASK) self-management toolkit; runner-up, Sammy Bear’s mummy is in hospital: a story for children aged 3-6 to be read with an adult, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, March 2018
    • User Engagement: winner, Breast Cancer Care app (BECCA), Breast Cancer Care, May 2017; runner-up, How do beta blockers work? How does aspirin work? How does warfarin work? How do ACE inhibitors work? How do novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) work?, British Heart Foundation, October 2018
    • Well-being: winner, distrACT app, Expert Self Care Ltd, October 2017; runner-up, Infopack for living well with myeloma, Myeloma UK, January 2018
    • Young Adults: winner, Helping your child to eat well during cancer treatment: A practical information guide for parents and families of a child or young person with cancer, Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), October 2018; runner-up, Leaving home and eating well with cystic fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, February 2018

    Jane Teather, who established JETDoc in 1991, received the BMA Patient Information Reviewer of Year Award.

    More information on all the winners and runners-up, along with the highly commended projects, is available here.