[NetBehaviour] Dr Hairy wins an award!
mldeed at verizon.net
Fri Sep 14 20:35:17 CEST 2012
This is wonderful news, Edward. I don't think I have ever known an author who won a book award. Are you going to start charging for autographs?
It's also great news for The Last Collaboration since you wrote the introduction.
From: Edward Picot <edward at edwardpicot.com>
To: netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:15 AM
Subject: [NetBehaviour] Dr Hairy wins an award!
Dear all -
Dr Hairy wins an award!
In my "ordinary life" as a Practice Manager, I and Dr David Hindmarsh
(the doctor I work for) have co-authored a book, rather boringly called
"Professional Development for Appraisal and Revalidation (The Dr Hairy
Workbook)", which was published earlier this year by Scion Publishing
It includes a DVD with all the Dr Hairy videos on it, plus questions
about the videos and lots of exercises designed to help GPs with their
"reflective learning". A couple of months ago we learned that the book
had been shortlisted for the Primary Care category in this year's BMA
(British Medical Association) book awards.
Our first reaction was that there were probably only two or three
entries in the category, so the shortlisting might not be much of an
achievement; but on further inquiry we learnt that there were actually
23 entries, of which only three had been shortlisted. Rather flattering,
but we still thought we hadn't got a hope of winning, because the tone
of the book is very similar to the tone of the Dr Hairy videos - rude,
tongue-in-cheek, and disrespectful towards the medical establishment.
Hardly likely to find favour with a fuddy-duddy organisation like the
BMA, we thought. But the BMA are obviously less fuddy-duddy than we gave
them credit for, because last night I attended the BMA Book Awards, and
we won the Primary Care category! I almost fell off my chair when they
I was the only one there, too: David's on holiday in Devon, and there
was no sign of our publisher; although he must have found out about it
somehow, because his website is already carrying the news. Unfortunately
there isn't a big cash prize, but all the same I can't deny that I felt
extremely pleased with myself, and still do. Perhaps it'll lead to a big
- Edward Picot
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