Medical book awards

The BMA medical book awards recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Tuesday 6 December 2022
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2022 award winners

2022 award categories

Anaesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine

Topics included: anaesthesia; critical care medicine; emergency medicine.

Basic and clinical sciences and research

Topics included: anatomy; biochemistry; genetics; microbiology; molecular biology; physiology; pharmacology; statistics; research practice.

General medicine

Topics included: palliative care; geriatrics; radiology; GUM (genito-urinary medicine); medical ophthalmology; nephrology.

Good medical practice

Topics included: ethics; history of medicine; medical education; communication; writing skills; dictionaries; directories etc; medico-politics; medico-legal medicine; non-clinical books aimed at the general public; management.

Hospital specialties

Topics included: cardiology; endocrinology; gastroenterology; haematology; dermatology; neurology; respiratory; rheumatology.

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Topics included: obstetrics and gynaecology; reproduction medicine; fetal medicine


Topics included: all aspects of oncology and haematological oncology.

Paediatrics and child health

Topics included: paediatrics and child health.


Topics included: pathology and histopathology.

Popular medicine

Topics included: clinical books aimed at the general public.

Primary care

Topics included: general practice; occupational health; community care; social medicine; general medicine; diagnosis; nutrition; rehabilitation; therapeutics.


Topics included: psychiatry; forensic medicine; substance misuse; mental health; counselling; psychology.

Public health

Topics included: public health; communicable diseases; toxicology; health promotion; disease prevention; health services; epidemiology.

Surgery and surgical specialties

Topics included: general surgery; trauma and orthopaedics; plastic surgery; specialist surgical books; surgical ophthalmology; cardiothoracic; urology; vascular.

2022 special category: COVID-19

Topics included: advances and innovations in relation to COVID-19; public health and infectious diseases; health inequalities; research (incl. vaccines and public research); digital health.

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If you have any questions about the awards, wish to know when applications open or how to become a reviewer, please email [email protected].