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Edited leaflet wins prize for carers’ information

[26 Sept 2010] Congratulations to our customer Health Rights Information Scotland (HRIS). Its leaflet Caring and consent, which we edited for clear English, has scooped a special prize for carers’ information at this year’s British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards.

Based on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, the leaflet explains carers’ rights to be involved in decisions about the health care of the adults they look after. HRIS consulted 34 carers from 11 to 72 years old from five NHS board areas: Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and Fife and Forth Valley.

The reviewer of the leaflet commented: ‘I really like how it covers all possible questions that the target audience may have, and provides extensive links to further information.’ The BMA this year received 313 entries for the awards, 11% more than in 2009.

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