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Capita’s Nargis Mandry wins the 2016 BMA Patient Information Reviewer of the Year Award

By 26/09/2016April 29th, 2017No Comments

Capita Healthcare Decisions is delighted to announce that Nargis Mandry, Medical Writer, was presented with the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Reviewer of the Year Award during a ceremony last week.

Nargis is a patient information specialist with over 16 years’ experience in creating evidence-based health information with an emphasis on consumer facing content, and this latest award follows previous successes, including being winner of the 2015 Plain English Award presented by the Plain English Campaign.

These awards encourage excellence in the production of accessible patient information, often dealing with complex and sensitive health topics.
Nargis was chosen to receive the BMA award from among 31 professionals who volunteered to assess leaflets and other resources available to patients.
Richard Jones, Director of BMA Patient Information Awards, comments:

‘Nargis’s reviews were perceptive and thorough. She reviewed ten resources this year, and her insight in differentiating ‘excellent’ from ‘very good’ helps reinforce the BMA’s commitment to support good educational practice.’
Nargis joined Capita Healthcare Decisions as a medical writer within the dedicated in-house clinical team earlier this year. Nargis has worked for many major health publishers and consumer organisations, and she has created a wealth of patient resources for print and online delivery. This is Nargis’ 12th British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Award.

Nargis commented:
“To make a real difference to real lives, health information must be accessible, relevant, and easy to understand. It takes dedication, hard work, and a lot of user input to create a resource that helps patients and their carers make informed, evidence-based choices. I am honoured to receive this recognition by the BMA, and I am excited by the potential to use carefully created health information to empower patients and their carers now, and in the future”