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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Prizes and Competitions

Guidance on prizes can be obtained by clicking on the links below. 

The following prizes are usually awarded annually: -



*West Midlands Division Prize Regulations - as at 12 March 2013*

Please email Sue Corfield for further information.


2015 Prize Winners

Research Presentation Prize - Gareth Rees, 'Awareness of inpatient voting rights: Are we doing enough to enfranchise psychiatric patients?

Clinical Audit Prize - To be awarded at the Winter Meeting.


2014 Prize Winners

Thomas Bakewell Essay Prize - Louisa Ward, ‘Why do people with severe mental illness receive a lower standard of physical health care than the general population?’

Research Presentation Prize - Behrouz Nabavi, 'A lifetime prevalence of comorbidity between bipolar affective disorder and anxiety disorders'

Clinical Audit Prize - Emily Dolton, 'Audit of Trust Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines at Bloxwich Hospital, Walsall'


2013 Prize Winners

Thomas Bakewell Essay Prize - not awarded

Research Presentation Prize - Dr Vanathi Kennedy, 'Does Work experience Placements in Psychiatry of school students influence their attitude towards mental illness?  Can it help reduce stigma and improve recruitment in Psychiatry?  A Descriptive Exploratory study'

Clinical Audit Prize - Dr Abid Choudry and Dr Shigore Job, "An audit into venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment. A potential silent killer in old age psychiatry (2012)


2012 Prize Winners

Thomas Bakewell Essay Prize - Victoria Silverwood, 'Early Intervention in psychiatry matters'

Research Presentation Prize - Dr Jelena Jankovic, 'Family caregivers' experiences of involuntary psychiatric hospital admissions of their relatives - a qualitative study'

Clinical Audit Prize - Dr Gareth Rees, 'Physical health monitoring for psychiatric inpatients taking psychotropic medication'


2011 Prize Winners

Thomas Bakewell Essay Prize - Rebecca Ewers and Victoria Silverwood (Joint 1st), 'Discuss the presentation and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan'

Research Presentation Prize - Dr Rehan Siddiquee, 'The decline in the use of electro-compulsive therapy (ECT) in the United Kingdom

Clinical Audit Prize - Dr Mandip Jheeta, 'Allergy recording on inpatient drug charts in Birmingham and Solihull'


2010 Prize Winners    

Thomas Bakewell Essay Prize - Adrian Hayes, 'Discuss the contribution of neuropsychiatry to the understanding and treatment of mental illness both in the present and in the future'

Research Presentation Prize - Dr James Reed, 'Knowledge of the Mental Health Act amongst higher trainees'

Clinical Audit Prize - Dr Hardeep Uppal, 'Audit investigating diagnosis and management of patients with ADHD in North Warwickshire'

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