RCPsych NW Awards 2019

The RCPsych North West Division Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry within the North West region.

Nominations Closed

Closing date for applications: 12pm Monday 30 September 2019.

Winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on 21 November 2019 in Manchester.

We will be presenting awards for the below 9 categories:

You can nominate yourself or someone else for Medical Student of the Year.

This award is for a medical student who has demonstrated through their academic and extra-curricular performance that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their years of training, with achievements and experience reflecting a specific interest in psychiatry as a career.

The entry should demonstrate an exceptional level of achievement in at least one of the following categories:

  1. An innovator
  2. A scholar
  3. A researcher
  4. A medical and / or non-medical educator

Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The person nominated must be living in the UK. The deadline for nominations is Monday 30 September 2019.

 

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for the Foundation Doctor of the Year award.

The award is for a Foundation doctor who has shown through their clinical performance and practice that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their grade, with achievements and experience reflecting a specific interest in psychiatry as a career.

Please describe how the person you're nominating has demonstrated exceptional levels of achievement in at least one of the following categories:

  1. An innovator
  2. A scholar
  3. A researcher
  4. A clinician
  5. A medical and/or non-medical educator

Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The person nominated must be living in the UK. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for the Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year award.

The award is for the trainee who has demonstrated through their clinical performance and practice that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their grade.  

Your entry should describe how the person you're nominating has demonstrated exceptional levels of achievement as an innovator, a scholar, a researcher, a clinician and a medical and / or non-medical educator.

Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The person nominated should be living in the UK. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for the Higher Psychiatric Trainee of the Year award.

The award is for higher trainees who have demonstrated through their clinical performance and practice that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their grade.  

Your entry should describe how the person you're nominating has demonstrated exceptional levels of achievement as an innovator, a scholar, a researcher, a clinician and a medical and / or non-medical educator.

Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The person nominated must be living in the UK. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.

 

 

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for this award.

Specialty Doctors / Associate Specialists (SAS doctors) are essential components of service provision, providing a major share of the medical input in many teams. 

This award is to recognise an SAS doctor who has demonstrated advanced clinical skills, as well as excelling in service development, teaching, research and leadership.  Their contribution may be at local, regional or national level.

Your entry should demonstrate excellence in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Clinical work
  2. Medical education
  3. Leadership and management
  4. Research
  5. Innovation
  6. Parity of esteem

It is not expected that SAS doctors will excel in all these areas.   Particular weight will be given where there is evidence of an input outside the particular team in which the doctors is working.

Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The person nominated must be living in the UK. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for Consultant Psychiatrist of the Year.

Nominations should be made by psychiatrists.  Only nominations for members or associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category. 

When nominating, your entry should demonstrate that the person nominated:

  • Has made a positive impact at a national and / or local level to patient and / or carer well-being.
  • Has raised the positive image of psychiatry 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, at a national and/or local level.

Entries must relate to work done between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The person nominated must live in the UK.  The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.

 

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for Psychiatric Trainer of the Year.

This category is open to nominations for educational supervisors, clinical supervisors, college tutors, rotational training scheme organisers, heads of schools, and any psychiatrists who can demonstrate a significant contribution to the training of trainee psychiatrists, medical undergraduates or medical professionals. 

The contribution may be at local, regional or national level.

The person nominated must live in the UK.

Your entry should describe how the person nominated has demonstrated innovation and / or excellence in one or more of the following (please note: it is not expected that the nominee will excel in every area): 

  • In-house training provision (e.g. journal clubs, case conferences)
  • Individual trainees
  • Rotational training schemes
  • Helping colleagues with improving their training skills/schemes
  • Developing online training
  • National, regional or local training initiatives
  • Developing training in the face of the reduction in trainees’ hours
  • Helping trainees with difficulties or mentoring to help trainees.

The person nominated must be living in the UK. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for Carer Contributer of the Year.

Nominations can be for individuals or carer groups. 

Individual carer or carer groups directly involved in the work of the College can be nominated for work they do outside the College.

However, if they are nominated, work done specifically for the College (e.g. work done through College committees or forums) will not be considered in the judging process.

Your entry should demonstrate how the person or group has met at least two of the following criteria:

  • Has made a positive impact at a local and / or national level to improving mental health services.
  • Has improved the perception of mental health issues and / or mental health services.
  • Has encouraged change in the development of mental health policy.
  • Has been an accessible role model to mental health service professionals, patients and / or carers.
  • Has contributed to the recruitment and / or training of psychiatrists and/or other mental health service professionals.

Entries must relate to work undertaken between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The person nominated must live in the UK. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.

 

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for this award.

Nominations can be for individuals or service user / patient groups. 

Individual service users / patients or groups directly involved in the work of the College can be nominated for work they do outside the College.

However, if they are nominated, work done specifically for the College (e.g. work done through College committees or forums) will not be considered in the judging process.

Your entry should demonstrate how the nominee has met at least two of the following criteria:

  • Has made a positive impact at a local and / or national level to improve mental health services.
  • Has improved the perception of mental health issues and / or mental health services.
  • Has encouraged change in the development of mental health policy.
  • Has been an accessible role model to mental health service professionals, other service users / patients and / or carers.
  • Has contributed to the recruitment and/or training of psychiatrists and / or other mental health service professionals.

Entries should relate to achievements between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019. 

The person nominated must live in the UK. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.