Primary Care Book Awards at the BMA Medical Book Competition 2006

This year's BMA Primary Care Book Award has been won by the Oxford Handbook of General Practice 2nd edition by Chantal Simon and Hazel Everitt, with Tony Kendrick as guest author (Oxford University Press, 2005) (ISBN: 019856581X £24.95).

It is praised by its reviewer as "small yet perfectly formed: compact enough to fit into any bag, or a capacious pocket, yet covers almost anything (clinical, practical, administrative etc) that any doctor or undergraduate working in general practice needs to know"

The authors, based within the Department of Primary Care at the University of Southampton, described their triumph at the awards as "like winning an Oscar!" Dr Chantal Simon said:

"Dr Everitt and myself have been involved with the Oxford Handbook of General Practice from its conception. The first edition was a major achievement for us and it was even harder to make the next edition better still. Judging by the number of GPs who now have a copy on their desks, we seem to have achieved our aim and we are simply delighted to get this award as well"

One highly commended prize was also awarded to a general practice publication.

This award was won by Get Through MRCGP: Written Paper Module by Una Coales (RSM Press, 2005) (ISBN: 1853156213 £21.50). This title comprises five sample written papers for the MRCGP written module with each paper consisting of 12 essay questions, presented in the same format as the exam. The reviewer wrote that "this is a well organized and practical book which addresses a clear need. It is strongly focused on this particular examination and offers invaluable advice on question technique and answer"

Sir David Carter, Chairman of The Health Foundation, presented the awards at a ceremony at BMA House in London on the evening of Monday 11 September 2006.

Ends

Notes to the Editors

The BMA Medical Book competition has been held annually since 1994 by the BMA's Board of Science and administered by the BMA Library. It aims to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing and patient information.

A total of 88 prizes (25 first prizes, 54 highly commended prizes, and 9 commended prizes) have been awarded from a total entry of 573 books.

For a full list of winners and details of how to enter next year's competition please visit:

http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/LIB2006WinnersBookCompetition?opendocument&login

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