Trust teams recognised for excellent patient information

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Winning-team for pre assessment and operations films

Information for patients has been recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA) as part of their annual Patient Information Awards.

On Monday 18 September, the BMA (the professional body for doctors in the UK) hosted their annual Patient Information Awards to recognise and encourage excellence in the creation of information for patients. The judging panel presents special awards to the best resources in specific categories. Special award first prizes and runner up prizes are made from a list of highly commended resources, shortlisted from hundreds of entries.

All five entries from teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’ were recognised by the award.

  • Films ‘Pre-assessment and operations: what to expect at Evelina London’ were awarded Runner Up in the special award Information Produced by NHS Trusts and shortlisted for the Information for Children award. A judge commented ‘This is an impressive and clearly effective resource.’
  • Could you have Fibroids? booklet and video were shortlisted in the award for Information Produced by NHS Trusts. A judge said ‘Well done for really tackling informed choice for these women.’

The other three entries were Highly Commended.

  • Keeping safe: managing suicidal thoughts leaflet (PDF 426Kb). The Judge comments about this leaflet included ‘This is a deliberately simple and short resource focused on the prevention of suicide among patients with a long-term physical health problem.’
  • Understanding prosthetic reconstruction – a series of booklets created in collaboration with a student looking for a new way to provide patients with medical information about facial prosthetics. The judge said ‘This is a very good resource which meets a clearly defined local need. The leaflets are clear and well laid out.’
  • The Childhood Stroke Handbook – a project in collaboration with the Stroke Association. A Judge commented ‘The information is presented in a logical sequence that replicates the ‘journey’ the child will make.’

Well done to all teams who contributed to the resources.

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