17th September 2009
Headway booklet wins national award
Headway booklet Managing Fatigue after brain injury has been named BMA Patient Information Resource of the Year in a ceremony at the home of the British Medical Association (BMA) on 8 September 2009.
A second Headway booklet, Parenting after Brain Injury, was named as a highly-commended runner-up in the same category, marking a hugely successful night for the charity.
Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway, said:
“This is a tremendous achievement that we can all be extremely proud of,” the brain injury association. “We are dedicated and committed to producing high-quality materials – both in print and on our website – to help those affected by brain injury.
“Over the past year, our communications team has produced a host of new booklets and factsheets to provide much-needed information to people with brain injury, their families and carers.
“This prestigious award is richly deserved and my thanks go to all those involved in producing not only these two booklets, but the entire range of Headway information resources.”
Managing Fatigue after brain injury was written by Jacqui Cooper and Donna Malley, from the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, and edited by Headway’s Information Officer Richard Morris.
“It was a real shock when they announced we’d won the award. To have two of our booklets recognised by the BMA ahead of so many other excellent publications is hugely flattering.
“It was a pleasure working with Donna and Jacqui on the booklet and I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to them for sharing their expertise. Similarly, I would like to thank Dr. Alex Goody, consultant neuropsychologist at Northgate Hospital in Morpeth, for drafting Parenting after Brain Injury.”
The BMA Medical Book Awards is an annual competition that aims to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing. In 1997, the competition was extended to included patient information materials in order to recognise the production and dissemination of accessible, good quality, accurate and evidence-based patient information leaflets.