In a ceremony held today (10 September 2019) at BMA House, London, Headway's new resources which help people to understand and manage the effects of alcohol consumption after brain injury received the coveted awards.
Our factsheet Alcohol after brain injury was Highly Commended Award, with judges praising its evidenced-based approach and commenting that: "It is empathetic and understanding of the role alcohol plays in our culture, as well as the role it may play in survivors' adjustment to life post-rehabilitation."
A further Highly Commended Award went to Alcohol after brain injury: Tips for families, friends and carers. Judges described the factsheet as "good and well-linked with a friendly tone", and were particularly impressed that it is "written using information from affected patients and edited by credible clinical professionals."
Finally, our factsheet Brain injury: A guide for parents, which aims to help parents cope with the devastating and frightening experience of a child sustaining a brain injury, was Commended by the judges.
The BMA's highly-respected Patient Information Awards began in 1997 to encourage excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information. This year's accolades bring our total to an impressive 29 awards since Headway resources were first entered in 2009.
Headway's Director of Communications, Cat Maddy, said: "We are hugely proud to have yet again received recognition from the BMA for the quality of our publications.
"The awards from such a highly-respected organisation are a huge achievement, and we will continue to expand our range of publications to help more people who are living with the complex and often-devastating effects of brain injury."Back