By Glyn Elwyn, Trisha Greenhalgh and Fraser Macfarlane Publisher: Radcliffe. ISBN:1 85775 400 X.336 pages.£25

This practical guide to how and when to use small group work won this year's European Health Management Association Baxter Award.

It starts with basic questions - what is a group? And what does it do? - provides a brief introduction to the methods used in group work and discusses its effectiveness in a range of settings, including multi-agency work and research. The whole thing is well structured and clearly written.