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BMA awards children's health book top prize

A book helping doctors provide better healthcare for sick children has won the top prize at this year’s BMA Medical Book Awards.

BMA book awardPocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Childhood Illnesses 2nd edition by the World Health Organisation was named Medical Book of the Year. 

BMA board of science chair Baroness Sheila Hollins, who was one of the judges, said: ‘These awards aim to recognise and reward excellence in medical publishing — which this book is a fine example of.

‘It supports doctors to find the necessary evidence behind recommended treatments for common childhood conditions, and will help to improve children’s healthcare around the world.’

A total of 670 books were entered into the 20 categories of the BMA Medical Book Awards.

The BMA Student Textbook Award went to Underwood’s Pathology 8th edition by Simon Cross. It provides comprehensive coverage of disease mechanisms and the pathology of specific disorders, with clinical photographs.

BMA Patient Information Resource of the Year went to Physical Health and Well-Being Handbook for Service Users and Carers, produced by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

BMA patient liaison group chair Catherine Macadam described the resource as ‘exceptional’.

 See the full list of medical book award winners