Recognition for patient information services

by Tim Tonkin

Pioneers in patient care and support are set to be honoured next month at the BMA PLG (patient liaison group) annual information awards.

Location: UK
Published: Tuesday 31 May 2022
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The awards, which are supported by more than 100 charities and patient groups, aim to recognise high-quality, accessible, and well-designed information resources that seek to empower and inform patients in relation to their health.

Long and short-lists of those nominated for this year's awards have been drawn up, with entries covering a wide and diverse range of physical and mental health and wellbeing issues.

These include a self-management and recovery toolkit for those affected by alcohol-related brain damage, which was developed in conjunction with those affected by the condition and is the very first resource of its kind.

Other entries include a special resource developed by mental health charity Mind which specifically seeks to support those with mental health issues who experience racism by helping patients understand how racial discrimination can affect their health and how and where they can seek support.

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Meanwhile an online information hub which was produced by the British Heart Foundation and aims to assist those with cardiovascular condition to manage their health and reduce their risk of COVID-19, has also been long-listed.

The full list of this year’s nominees include:

  • Alcohol-related brain damage: a toolkit for self management and recovery, Penumbra
  • Bereavement and work website information, Marie Curie
  • CONfidence app, Experts Self Care
  • 'COVID-19 and your heart' information hub, British Heart Foundation
  • Having a baby, Books Beyond Words
  • Racism and mental health, Mind
  • RCR national consent forms for radiotherapy, The Royal College of Radiologists
  • Sex and relationships for people with or affected by MND, MND Association
  • Trans & non-binary sexual health, Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Your blood cancer diagnosis – What happens now?, Blood Cancer UK.

For more information on the awards please contact the awards team on [email protected] and view the event online