POP Home patient information project Highly Commended by BMA

An innovative CUH project was highly commended at the British Medical Association's Annual Patient Information Awards ceremony yesterday at BMA Headquarters in London.

Four members of the team that produced the video were invited to attend the ceremony – pictured here are Claire Brown, Specialist Physiotherapist for Women's Health, Jaclyn Swindell, Media Studio Production Team Leader, and Rohna Kearney, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 
The video is an outcome of the POP Home project, part of The Health Foundation’s Shine programme, being run by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH). POP Home aims to teach women to self manage their pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Vaginal pessaries offer an effective alternative to major surgery for many women with POP.
The BMA's review stated: “This is a very well-balanced video which conveyed its message enabling patients to confidently carry out a very personal procedure themselves. It makes good use of diagrams and filming of patients. It will work well with the clinical support given to patients. It is an excellent visual aid to communicating a very sensitive and personal procedure. There is a very useful summary at the end of the video. Information about quality of life issues is done by the patients themselves in a very effective way.”
The video can be seen here