PLG patient information awards 2021 longlist

A list of all the longlisted resources for the 2021 PLG patient information awards.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Thursday 22 April 2021
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With over 260 resources submitted on a diverse range of topics, this year's awards will be celebrating a longlist, shortlist, and overall winner in a refreshed format.

The awards have also been renamed the BMA PLG patient information awards in appreciation of BMA PLG (Patient liaison group) mission to represent an informed patient view within the BMA, and the group's increasing participation in the awards judging panel over the years. 

Chrissie Douglass, BMA patient liaison group chair, reflects on the issues central to PLG’s position on producing patient information.


Longlisted resources

The ten longlisted resources exemplify the award’s aim of encouraging excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed, and evidence-based patient information.

About neonatal care, by Bliss (June 2018)

This resource supports parents when they first arrive on the neonatal unit. It explains how neonatal care works, the care your baby might get and how you can parent your baby on the unit. There are helpful ideas for getting more support and space to note down questions and thoughts.

About neonatal care

Enjoy Food - helping families with diabetes shop, cook and eat, by Diabetes UK (June 2019)

This booklet is for adults living with all types of diabetes and aims to help people make informed choices about what to eat or drink. The in-depth guide includes a range of topics including healthy eating, eating out with diabetes, managing your weight, carb counting, recipes, and food swap ideas.

Enjoy Food 

Getting online for people with aphasia, by Stroke Association (June 2020)

This guide supports people with aphasia to use technology. The 14 sections include step-by-step instructions and information in an aphasia-friendly format. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital connection and it is important that people with aphasia feel they have the necessary tools, skills, and guidance to start using technology.

Getting online for people with aphasia

Move it for MS: Neuro pilates with Jo Pritchard, by Multiple Sclerosis Trust, (April 2019)

This film series brings accessible exercise to people with MS, particularly those who are housebound. Each exercise is explained and demonstrated and has been modified from standard Pilates to be safe and appropriate for people with neurological conditions. This resource was particularly valuable during lockdown, and there are plans to expand the content.

Move it for MS: Neuro Pilates with Jo Pritchard

MND Buddies activity hub, by MND Association (July 2019)

This resource is for children who know someone diagnosed with MND (motor neurone disease). The online activity hub helps children understand how MND can affect how someone walks, talks, moves, eats, drinks, thinks and breathes. Helping children adjust to these changes also helps to build their resilience.

MND Buddies activity hub

Olly the Brave - Back at school and the wibbly wobbly tummy, by Molly Olly's Wishes (March 2019)

This is the third book in the Olly the Brave series. The story aims to help children explore feelings they may experience when they have been diagnosed with cancer and understand their treatment.

Olly the Brave - Back at school and the wibbly wobbly tummy

Prostate cancer tests and treatments: a guide for gay and bisexual men, by Prostate Cancer UK (October 2018)

This booklet provides information for gay and bisexual men affected by prostate cancer, as well as their partners, family, and friends. This group of men report having different experiences of prostate cancer to heterosexual men, from having diagnostic tests through to receiving treatment and dealing with side effects. This resource is tailored to support their needs.

Prostate cancer tests and treatments: A guide for gay and bisexual men

The end of life care during coronavirus hub, by Marie Curie (March 2020)

This is a free multimedia platform aimed at anyone caring for someone at the end of life. The resource addressed the increased need for support by people during the national lockdown. In particular, it provided clear guidance around whether people were allowed to visit someone who was dying.

The end of life care during coronavirus hub

What to expect at the end of life, by Marie Curie (April 2019)

This film supports the family and friends of someone who is dying. It explains in an accessible and reassuring way the common changes that people may experience towards the end of life. The aim is to make the future seem less frightening, help people feel more prepared and better able to cope.

What to expect at the end of life

Your mental health after a stem cell transplant, by Anthony Nolan (September 2019)

This resource aims to reassure anyone affected by a stem cell transplant that they are not alone, the range of emotions they may be feeling is completely natural, and support is available whenever they may need it. It also provides practical tips to take control of recovery and wellness techniques to help improve mental health.

Your mental health after a stem cell transplant

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact us for further information.


2021 awards ceremony

This year, we will be hosting our awards ceremony virtually on Wednesday 26 May, 4–6pm. Join us to congratulate the 2021 shortlist and overall winner.

More than just an afternoon of celebration, the ceremony will provide a platform to learn more about the impact charities, patient groups and trust patient information services are making.

Read more on the ceremony

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact us for further information.


2019 BMA patient resource of the year

Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Axial spondyloarthritis know-how (ASK) self-management toolkit

I was immensely proud to have been awarded as the 2019 winner for the ASK self-management toolkit. The benefits of taking part in the awards have been two-fold. Firstly, to raise national awareness of the condition of AS. Secondly, to share with other healthcare professionals how clinicians can be involved in the production of high-quality patient resources even with limited resources.