BMA Patient Information Awards - closing date 28 February
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.
These awards aim to reinforce the BMA's commitment to support good educational practice and acknowledge new approaches and technologies intended for the public audience.
Entry to the 2018 Awards is open until 28 February 2018.
Organisations who would like to enter the Awards for next year should contact Richard Jones in the BMA Library on for further advice.
The awards are open to all producers of consumer health information.
All titles must have been published in the two years preceding the year of the current Awards.
Resources which do not meet the mandatory criteria will be judged to be ineligible.
Resources may not be re-entered in subsequent years unless they have been revised.
Subsequent versions of resources which have won special awards cannot be entered again although revised versions of resources which have been commended or highly commended can be entered.
All resources must be available in the United Kingdom.
All resources must be in English.
Resources must not contain a significant authorial or editorial contribution from a current member of BMA or BMJ staff.
A separate entry form must be completed for each resource , including details of its intended readership and educational aims.
Three copies must be submitted of each resource.
Entries are not returnable and may be sent to other agencies after the Awards.
Resources must be sent to the BMA library at the entrant’s expense.
The publisher of each winning resources and of any resource that appears on each short list will receive a pdf certificate and shall be entitled to use the awards result on all advertising and promotional activity. Additional certificates may be purchased from the BMA.
There is a limit of up to five different resources for each organisation
For further information on the competition and for details about becoming a reviewer, please telephone 020 7383 6614 or email: