London Division Awards

Welcome to the London Division Awards page

The London Division are excited to launch the first-ever local Division Awards. The development of the awards is thanks to the hard work of the London Division Executive Committee, London Awards Working Group, and support from HEE London, School of Psychiatry. The aim of the awards is to strengthen the identity of the Division, engage with our members locally, and to highlight and celebrate our members and local services.

The event ceremony will be held in person at RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB, on 24 May 2022, 5.00pm - 7.30pm. The event will include a short drinks reception to allow members to celebrate the occasion and networking with colleagues.

Nominations are now closed for the 2022 awards (see categories below).

For more information on the prizes/awards offered by the Division, please contact London Division Manager, Jen Edwards; jennifer.edwards@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Award categories

The person putting forward a nomination for this award should be a member or associate of the Royal College of the Psychiatrists, i.e. psychiatry/mental health block lead, tutor, or other member involved in the education for the nominated medical student

Only nominations for medical students attending a London medical school can be considered in this category.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following:

  • Has made a positive impact to the wellbeing of patients or carers during their London medical school placements
  • Shows excellent communication skills to patients and carers in London
  • Shows commitment to Psychiatry in London
  • Shows ability to use excellent psychiatric skills in their clinical studies in London
  • Shows a high degree of kindness, compassion and respect to colleagues and patients/ carers.
  • Has raised the positive image of psychiatry across the rest of medicine and society in London
  • Demonstrates RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

The Trainee Award has been developed with support from HEE London, School of Psychiatry.

Only nominations from members or associates (including PMPTs and Affiliates) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category. 

The person nominated should work and/or live in London.  

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following: 

  • Made a positive impact in London to patient and/or carer well-being 
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical work 
  • Demonstrated excellence or innovation in teaching, quality improvement, research, service development and/or supervision of junior colleagues 
  • Made efforts towards achieving parity of esteem between mental and physical health in London 
  • Supported fellow trainees and members of the multi-disciplinary team beyond the normal remit  
  • Shown a high degree of kindness, compassion and respect to colleagues and patients/ carers.  
  • Raised the positive image of psychiatry in London across the rest of medicine and society. 
  • Been a proven positive role model for the rest of the psychiatric profession. 
  • Demonstrates RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

The person nominated should have either received services or cared for someone who received services within the past five years in London.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following:

  • Has made a positive impact in promoting psychiatry and bringing the lived experience perspective to London mental health services
  • Shows collaborative and co-production work with London mental health services
  • Has been able to combat stigma in London, against mental illness
  • Has been able to make a positive difference to patients and carers in London
  • Has shown a high degree of kindness, compassion, and respect to other patients/carers.
  • Has helped mental health professionals improve their practice in London
  • Demonstrates RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

Only nominations from members or associates (including PMPTs and Affiliates) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category.

The person nominated should work and/or live in London.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following:

  • Has made a positive impact in London to patient and / or carer well-being.
  • Has demonstrable clinical excellence skills.
  • Has demonstrated excellence in teaching / training and supervision.
  • Has demonstrated excellence in leadership, management and /or research.
  • Has raised the positive image of psychiatry in London across the rest of medicine and society.
  • Has demonstrated a high degree of kindness, compassion and respect to colleagues and wellbeing of other team members.
  • Has demonstrated innovation in clinical practice and service development.
  • Has made efforts towards achieving parity of esteem between mental and physical health, at a national and/or local level.
  • Demonstrated RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

Only nominations from members or associates (including PMPTs and Affiliates) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category.

The person nominated should work and/or live in London.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following:

  • Has shown clinical excellence and exemplary patient care.
  • Has shown excellence in medical education, leadership and management, and / or research.
  • Has raised the positive image of psychiatry in London across the rest of medicine and society.
  • Has demonstrated innovation in clinical practice and service development.
  • Is a proven positive role model for the rest of the psychiatric profession.
  • Has made efforts towards achieving parity of esteem between mental and physical health, in London.
  • Is kind, compassionate and respectful beyond what is expected in their work.
  • RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

Only nominations from members or associates (including PMPTs and Affiliates) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category.

The team nominated should be part of a mental health service within the London Division.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following:

  • Has made a positive impact in London to patient and / or carer well-being.
  • Has demonstrated clinical excellence and exemplary patient care.
  • Has raised the positive image of psychiatry in London across the rest of medicine and society.
  • Has demonstrated innovation in clinical practice and service development.
  • Is a proven positive role model for the rest of the psychiatric profession.
  • Is kind, compassionate and respectful beyond what is expected in the way they work.
  • Makes the wellbeing of their team members a high priority.
  • Demonstrates RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

Only nominations from members or associates (including PMPTs and Affiliates) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category. The person nominated should work and/or live in London.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following:

  • Has shown excellence in medical education, leadership and management, and / or research.
  • Has raised the positive image of psychiatry in London across the rest of medicine and society.
  • Has demonstrable continuous involvement in the process of learning, development, and assessment as part of a wider QI project.
  • Is encouraging and supportive in their methods, especially in those who are struggling/ in need of extra support.
  • Focuses on pastoral care alongside academic/professional progression.
  • Is a proven positive role model for the rest of the psychiatric profession.
  • Demonstrates RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

Only nominations from members or associates (including PMPTs and Affiliates) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category.

The person nominated should work and/or live in London.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has achieved one or more of the following:

  • Has made a positive impact in London to Covid prevention and support of services, and patients/carers
  • Has shown leadership in dealing with the pandemic in clinical services within London.
  • Has shown support for staff dealing with Covid and helped reduce stress in London services.
  • Has shown ability to positively adapt to Covid situation and provide a high-quality service for clinical care, training, teaching and evidenced-based approach.
  • Is a positive role model for London mental health staff and patients.
  • Demonstrates RCPsych Values: Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning and Excellence.

Please use the entry form to provide details of the nomination.

Please read the rules for entry before submitting the nomination.

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