Primary Care Mental Health
, published by RCPsych
Publications, has bagged first prize in the Primary Health Care
category of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2010.
The book, edited by Linda Gask, Helen Lester,
Tony Kendrick and Robert Peveler, was published in October 2009. In
the book, a host of internationally-respected authors explore how
practitioners in primary care can best respond to psychiatric
presentations. They discuss ways of improving joint working between
primary and secondary care, as well as issues affecting the
professional development of all practitioners within primary care
The book’s reviewer commented: “This is a
source of informed practical advice on a wide variety of mental
health issues encountered in primary care.”
Professor Helen Lester (pictured on the left)
was presented with the award by Professor Averil Mansfield,
Immediate Past President of the BMA and Chairman of the BMA Board
of Science, at a prestigious awards ceremony at BMA House in London
on 14 September.
Dave Jago, Director of Publications and
Website at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “On behalf of
the College I would like to congratulate all the authors and
editors of this book. Winning first prize is a wonderful
endorsement for the book, and brings it the recognition it so
Primary Care Mental Health is priced
at £35 and is
available to buy from the RCPsych website.
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