Man Manual wins once again

12/07/19 . News

The 2019 edition of the Man Manual has been recognised once again by the UK's doctors.

The manual has been 'commended' in the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards.

Editor and current author Jim Pollard said: 'It's quite amazing that the Man Manual is still collecting awards 17 years after the original was written by Ian Banks and published by Haynes. It's a credit to their vision and also indicates the continued need for effective men's health information.'

The Man Manual has won many awards down the years. The previous edition of the manual was 'highly commended' in the BMA Awards and many other Forum manuals have also been recognised.

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