Guide for younger patients highly commended by British Medical Association
Our guide for younger patients was highly commended at the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards last night (Monday 12 September).
‘Younger people with bowel cancer: a guide for the under 50s’ provides an introduction to how a diagnosis of bowel cancer at a younger age can affect the body, emotions, relationships and everyday life.
The judges said: “This is a high quality booklet which is very accessible, inclusive for patients and relatives, and comprehensive in coverage. It is very inclusive in terms of clinical information and uses a holistic approach to patients’ personal, daily life issues (body image, work and legal rights, finance, travel etc.). This is a very well-researched and presented booklet. It is no surprise it has been evaluated well by users.”
Ingrid Spickett, Head of Health Information at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “We’re delighted to have been highly commended by the BMA. Every year 2,400 younger people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK and they often have a poor experience of diagnosis, treatment and care. The booklet has been very well received and forms an important part of our flagship Never Too Young campaign which aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of younger bowel cancer patients.”
The BMA patient information awards have been running for nearly 20 years and recognise excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information.