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About us

An award-winning publisher

Welcome to tfm publishing’s web site.

We are an independent family-owned company specialising in academic medical publishing. Our main area of publishing focus is in the fields of anaesthesia, critical care and intensive care medicine, general surgery, trauma, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery and urology. The majority of our books are also available in various e-book formats — epub, mobi and web pdf — and these are highlighted throughout the catalogue. Our e-books are available from many e-book suppliers including, but not limited to, the following: Proquest, Apple, amazon, Ingram/MyiLibrary, EBSCO, Google, Ebrary, Kobo, Rittenhouse, Dawsons, Gardners, Ellibs, Elib, Numilog, Overdrive, Lavoisier.

Our established bestsellers like ‘Top Knife’, ‘Aphorisms and Quotations for the Surgeon’, ‘Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery’, ‘Key Questions in Thoracic Surgery’, the recently published 5th edition of ‘Schein's Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery’, and our anaesthesia/intensive care examination books continue to sell well. ‘The Medical & Surgical Residency Survival Guide — How to Build a Tactical Advantage for Success’ has been a very useful addition to the medical literature and is very popular with residents as they navigate through their education and training.

We have developed a new series of exam question books — the MedQ4exams series — which provides a broad range and style of questions, not only for medical students preparing for their final exams, but also for clinicians preparing for their postgraduate exams. ‘SBAs, EMQs & SAQs in MEDICINE’ and ‘SBAs, EMQs & SAQs in SURGERY’ were the first two books in the series, followed by ‘SBAs, EMQs & SAQs in the SPECIALTIES’ and ‘SBAs, EMQs & SAQs in PRACTICE PAPERS’.

Other important recent releases include ‘The Little Book of Medical Quotes’, ‘The Little Book of Aphorisms & Quotations for the Surgeon’ (the last in the trilogy in this bestselling series), ‘The Wise Scalpel’ — written in a similar style to ‘TOP KNIFE’, ‘Cystitis Unmasked’ — another international bestselling title, ‘Managing Long COVID Syndrome’, and ‘Fibromyalgia’.

We are continuing to build upon our successes in the ‘Key Questions’ series. ‘Key Questions in Congenital Cardiac Surgery’ was recently published in June 2022 and complements the other two existing books in this super successful series. We are in the early stages of planning ‘Key Questions in Cardiology’ which will have massive potential. We are excited to be working on the second edition of ‘Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery’ which we hope to publish later in 2023.

Two other particularly important books for 2023 will be the publication of ‘INTERVIEWS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL: Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Practice’ and ‘Clinical Research: a Doctor’s Survival Guide’.

Building on the success of our existing bestselling titles, tfm is also planning to publish a further edition of ‘Fetal Cardiology Simplified’.

Our books continue to receive critical acclaim and we receive many outstanding reviews in leading impact factor journals for each specialty. Every year since 2005, we have been delighted when our books continue to win awards in the annual BMA Medical Book Competition. ‘Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery’, ‘Smart Surgeons; Sharp Decisions — Cognitive skills to avoid errors and achieve results’ and ‘Evidence-based Management of Stroke’ won a Highly Commended Award.

tfm publishing Ltd is well-known for its high-quality academic textbooks. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance in the production of any of our books, although we are also renowned for our quick turnaround. One of our main strengths is that from manuscript to finished product typically takes less than eight months. This means that our books are as absolutely current as they can be when they reach the market.

We look forward to doing business with you.

Nikki Bramhill and Paul Lawrence

Directors, tfm publishing Ltd.