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Information leaflet scoops top awardMembers of the LJMC Information team and head and neck cancer team proudly display the certificates

The LJMC Information team has a proud record of commendations in the annual British Medical Association Patient Information Awards. With two Highly Commended leaflets this year, members of the team were proud to attend the awards ceremony, and even prouder to be presented with a special award for the best resource produced by an NHS trust.

The BMA Patient Information Awards (PIA) were established in 1997 to encourage excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information.

165 resources were submitted to the PIA this year, nearly 20% more than last year. To have received two Highly Commended certificates was therefore a significant achievement, bringing the total number of commended LJMC publications to 21.

The two titles were about aspects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy regimes. They were produced by the LJMC Information team, working with the specialist Head & Neck cancer team. As with all our publications, the team received input from a range of people including doctors, radiographers, nurses and patients.

The chemoradiotherapy leaflet ultimately went on to achieve the special award for resources produced by an NHS trust, one of ten special awards presented by Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green Kt at the awards ceremony in September.


Cetuximab and radiotherapyCetuximab and radiotherapy to the head, neck, mouth and throat

was Highly Commended


The judges described it: "It is commendably honest and seems to address patients' real priorities at a very stressful time for them. It provides comprehensive information and is aware of, and sensitive to, the information needs of the audience in context. The language and tone are direct and clear."

ChemoradiotherapyChemoradiotherapy to the head, neck, mouth and throat

won the Information produced by NHS Trusts Award


The judges described it: "It's very well written. The tone and language are spot on. I particularly liked the detail of what to expect at appointments – a really good focus on the things you'd want to know when preparing to attend. The chart of symptoms and ways to address them is also superb. I'd be very glad of this leaflet if I were a patient in this situation."


Congratulations to everyone who contributed to these publications.


> Find out about other LJMC publications that have received awards

> Find out more about the BMA Patient Information Awards




Last updated: November 17, 2015


BMA Patient Information Awards