Compassion in Dying has today (Tuesday 25 September 2018) been awarded two prizes at the BMA’s Patient Information Awards in London.

The charity, which helps people prepare for the end of life by supporting them to discuss and record their wishes for care and treatment, was presented with the Special Award for Decision-Making for its ‘What now? Questions to ask after a terminal diagnosis’ booklet, and the Special Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for its ‘Planning ahead for the LGBT community’ booklet.

Natalie Koussa, Director of Partnerships and Services at Compassion in Dying, said:

“We are thrilled to have Compassion in Dying’s work recognised in this way. Our information resources undergo rigorous development, peer-reviewing and user-testing in order to ensure that they are clear, accessible and address the real needs of diverse communities. We’d like to thank the Awards panel for recognising our dedication to empowering patients to plan for their future care and treatment so that everyone can have the best possible experience at the end of life.”

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For further information or interview requests, please contact Ellie Ball, Media & Campaigns Officer, at ellie.ball@compassionindying.org.uk or 0207 479 7732.

About Compassion in Dying

We can help you prepare for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes.

We help people through our free information line, publications and resources, and through our work with diverse communities. We specialise in supporting people to make Advance Decisions (‘Living Wills’) and to talk about their goals and priorities when living with a life-changing illness. Our free MyDecisions website helps people to record their wishes for care in a legally binding way.

Have any questions? Talk to us.
0800 999 2434
info@compassionindying.org.uk