Marie Curie has won first place at the British Medical Association’s Patient Liaison Group (PLG) patient information awards 2023.

The charity, which is an accredited PIF TICK member, took home the top prize for its When someone dies booklet.

When someone dies guides people through bereavement, from what to do the moment someone dies, through to practical arrangements and coping with grief.

The longlist panel, which included PIF director Sophie Randall,  said: "“An excellent, comprehensive resource, incredibly well thought out in terms of need, with brilliant engagement, and evaluation, and disseminated widely.

"A huge well done to all involved, a great addition of easily accessible and understandable information for patients at their time of need.”

The shortlist panel also praised the "exceptional coproduction processes".

BMA PLG patient information awards

More than 90 resources were entered into this year's BMA PLG patient information awards.

Of those 10 were selected for the longlist, with one further resource highly commended.

Jessica Timperley, senior editor (information and support) at Marie Curie, said: "With so many innovative and well-designed resources in the longlist, we’re really pleased to be 2023’s winner. 

"Huge congratulations to our content editor, Jean Merrylees, for her work on updating this booklet in December 2022."

Of the 11 resources recognised by judges, 10 were produced by PIF members. Nine of those are accredited PIF TICK members.

Read more about the PIF members who were recognised here.

See the official BMA announcement with judges' comments here.