Doctors commend Forum's publications

13/09/16 . News

Three of the Men's Health Forum's titles were 'Commended' or 'Highly Commended' in the BMA Patient Information Awards 2016.

The Man Manual and Your Body, Your Health, which looks at health for trans men, were both 'Highly Commended' and Man To Man, which looks at health for gay men, was 'Commended' in the awards which are made by doctors.

Of the Man Manual, the judges said: 'the booklet itself is excellent and there some entertaining cartoons emphasising some points in the text.'

Of Your Body, Your Health, the judges said: 'I've been doing this judging for a few years. I think this is one of the best resources I've seen. I hadn't read about the topic before but found I wanted to as the booklet is so good. This booklet is great. I'll certainly recommend it to anyone I think would benefit from it.'

Jim Pollard, who edited all three publications, said: 'It's quite special to be nominated for three publications in the same year: a real tribute to the many people involved, especially all the men who worked with us. It's excellent that the BMA see the broader picture and recognise the importance of materials that aid the prevention of illness as well as those related to the treatment of it.'

The BMA Patient Information Awards aim to support and encourage patient-centred care in meeting the needs of patients through the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically-balanced information.