Compassion in Dying received two prizes at the BMA Patient Information Awards on Tuesday 25 September.
The charity, which helps people prepare for the end of life by supporting them to discuss and record their wishes for care and treatment, was presented with the Special Award for Decision-Making for its ‘What now? Questions to ask after a terminal diagnosis?’ leaflet and the Special Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for its ‘Planning ahead for the LGBT community’ booklet.
Natalie Koussa, Director of Partnerships and Services at Compassion in Dying, said:
“We are thrilled to have Compassion in Dying’s work recognised in this way. Our information resources undergo rigorous development, peer-reviewing and user-testing in order to ensure that they are clear, accessible and address the real needs of diverse communities. We’d like to thank the Awards panel for recognising our dedication to empowering patients to plan for their future care and treatment so that everyone can have the best possible experience at the end of life.”
Other awards include the Ethics first prize for Coping with Bereavement by Independent Age, Ethics runner up for Palliative Care Knowledge Zone by Marie Curie, and the Easy Read prize for How is myeloma treated? by Myeloma UK.
The BMA patient information awards (PIA) were established in 1997 to encourage excellence in the production and distribution of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information.