Awards for MND information
Another good year at the BMA Patient Information Awards! Our resources for people with or affected by MND have repeatedly been recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA) since 2014, including top honours with Patient Information of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and other category wins.
This year, Eating and drinking with motor neurone disease (MND), was both highly commended and shortlisted to the final five in the Self Care category. See the guide at: www.mndassociation.org/eating
This brightly presented ‘cook book’ with information, easy-swallow recipes and a companion web app was found to be, “a good resource for patients.”. The reviewer even “…tried a couple of the recipes with my family and found them enjoyable” before passing the printed guide to one of their MND patients.
We are so grateful to all those with or affected by MND and our expert panel, for tips and recipes, attending our cookery event or review of content. Adding real experience to our publications makes a huge difference and helps others facing similar challenges.
At their launch, the guide and the web app were kindly endorsed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), so received expert recognition too, along with generous funding for development from Morrisons and The Worshipful Company of Cooks of London. Celebrity chefs Prue Leith, Dan Doherty and Levi Roots also supported with easy-swallow recipes.
The top BMA award for Patient Information of the Year 2018 was awarded to the Cervical Screening Flower Campaign by the Scottish Government, which encourages women to get screened. The simplicity and conversational nature of the campaign has been very successful.
The standard of entries this year was high and incredibly varied.