The Gillian Page Prize for
SpRs/specialty trainees STs 1 – 6
The Gillian Page Prize was established by
Mr John Page, a consultant ENT surgeon and his wife to commemorate
their daughter Gillian, in order to promote progress in adolescent
psychiatry. The prize may take the form of a research project,
a review of a particular topic or a study of some clinical
innovation. A project involving collaboration between workers,
whether psychiatrists or in any other discipline, may be submitted,
but the prize may be shared between no more than two eligible
psychiatrists. In each instance where collaborative work is
submitted there should be a clear indication of which parts were
undertaken by each worker and a statement to this effect should be
signed by all collaborating workers.
Biennially – next award 2015
Eligible: SpRs and ST4-6
trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and CT1-3 trainees in
Psychiatry in the UK or Ireland. If you have recently
finished your training, you must be below consultant grade or
equivalent at the time the entry is submitted to College.
Where presented: Faculty residential
meeting, usually held in September each year
I. Applicants should first
submit – by email - a title and short protocol of their project for
approval by the examiners.
applicants should submit their entry – by email - in the form of an
essay or dissertation with accompanying tables and figures, of no
more than 5000 words. A collection of articles will not be
accepted as a submission for the prize, but previously published
work may be incorporated into the essay or dissertation.
III. Recipients of the prize may
be invited to present a report at the Faculty residential
Submissions to: The
Academic Secretary, Faculty of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, c/o
The Margaret Davenport Poster
Prize for SpRs/specialty trainees STs 4 – 6
The family of the late Dr Margaret
Davenport have made a bequest to the Faculty of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry to establish a prize in her memory.
Dr Davenport began her psychiatric training
at University Hospital, South Manchester at the late age of 47,
after gaining experience in general practice in Cheltenham as a
Clinical Medical Officer in Manchester, and following a career
break for family commitments. On consultant appointment Dr
Davenport became the driving force behind the development of an
enviable family therapy service with a full multi-disciplinary team
and a purpose-built day unit. She was an expert in the field of
child abuse and child sexual abuse, with a wide experience of
assessment and treatment, and continued her involvement in family
therapy training into her 70s.
The winner of this prize will be included as a guest at the Faculty
annual residential meeting and conference dinner, and the
conference fee will be waived. Allowable costs for travel and
accommodation will also be reimbursed retrospectively on
presentation of original tickets and receipts for all related
expenditure, together with a completed members’ expenses claim
Specialist Registrars, Specialty Trainees in Years
ST4-6 and newly appointed consultants (including those
on joint faculty training programmes with other faculties) as well
as those who are within six months of having obtained their CCT by
18 April of the year in which the residential meeting
Faculty residential meeting, usually held in September each
I. A specialty trainee or newly appointed
consultant can only win the prize once during their career.
II. The criteria employed to judge the prize
will be as follows:
a) the quality of the abstract of the
b) the degree of innovation within the
c) the extent to which the methodology is
sound and appropriate for the type of project submitted.
III. The prize is judged in two stages. First,
the Faculty academic sub-group rate all eligible abstracts
submitted to produce a shortlist of six. Second, an adjudication
panel of three, selected by the Faculty Executive, assess the
shortlist against the same criteria, adding only the quality of the
presentation at the meeting (taking into account differences
between poster, short paper, workshop and other presentation
styles). The final choice depends on both the rating achieved
during stage one, as well as the final standard at the meeting.
IV. The spirit of the prize is to recognise
the excellence of the trainees’ work. There can be difficulties
when the trainee is part of a collaborative effort. The prize is
intended for those who have taken the lead in the work that has
resulted in the presentation, as well as for the presentation
itself. Sometimes this aspect is hard to evaluate by the prize
judges. Hence it is the responsibility of seniors within
collaborative groups to be prepared to attest to this criterion, if
it is in doubt.
date: Refer to Conference
Academic Secretary, Faculty of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, The Royal College of Psychiatrists c/o
Psychiatrists c/o the Conference Office
The Medical Student Essay Prize in
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
The Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
of The Royal College of Psychiatrists has established a prize to
promote awareness of Child & Adolescent psychiatry among
The Faculty invites eligible medical students
to submit an essay on a specified topic. The 2014 prize title will
be confirmed early in 2014.
The author of the winning entry will win £500
and will be offered a place at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Trainees annual conference.
- Eligible students are invited to submit, by email
attachment, an original essay of up to 5000
words on the above topic. It should be illustrated by
a clinical example.
- The word count includes footnotes but excludes the
- Eligible applicants will be current clinical medical students
in the UK or Republic of Ireland, normally in their 3rd
to 5th year.
- The essay should demonstrate an understanding of the child
mental health problem being presented and its relevance to the set
topic in terms of the child/adolescent, the family and wider
context e.g. school, nursery and society.
- It should be supported by a review of the relevant
literature. It may be based on original work done for
assessment at an earlier stage provided it is the candidate’s own
- Entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by
the Faculty Executive Committee.
Please submit essays, together with a short
curriculum vitae, by email attachment marking the email “Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Student Essay Prize”
Closing date: TBC
Galea, Committee Manager