RCPsych NW Awards 2020

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

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond this year? Have they shown you or colleagues incredible support during these unprecedented times? Are they someone who has put others before themselves or someone you want to say a big thank you to for their work during the pandemic.

Whatever the reason we want to hear from you so we can recognise and showcase the wonderful work and support networks running in the North West of England and award those who truly deserve it. 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30 September 2020. All entries to be sent to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

Winners will be announced at our Virtual Awards Ceremony on 12 November 2020.

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:

  • An innovator
  • A scholar
  • A researcher
  • A medical and / or non-medical educator

Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.
  • The person nominated must be living in the UK.
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

 

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:

  • An innovator
  • A scholar
  • A researcher
  • A clinician
  • A medical and/or non-medical educator

Nominate now by completing this form and send to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.
  • The person nominated must be living in the UK.
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

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 in at least one of the following categories:

  • an innovator
  • a scholar
  • a researcher
  • a clinician
  • a medical and / or non-medical educator.

Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.
  • The person nominated should be living in the UK. 
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

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

The award is for higher trainees (ST4 and above) 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 in at least one of the following categories:

  • an innovator
  • a scholar
  • a researcher
  • a clinician
  • a medical and / or non-medical educator.

Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.
  • The person nominated must be living in the UK. 
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

 

 

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 least one of the following categories:

  • Clinical work
  • Medical education
  • Leadership and management
  • Research
  • Innovation
  • 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.

Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries should relate to work done between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.
  • The person nominated must be living in the UK.
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

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.

Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries must relate to work done between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.
  • The person nominated must live in the UK. 
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

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.

Your entry should describe how the person nominated has demonstrated innovation and / or excellence in one or more of the following:

  • 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.
Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk 

 

  • The person nominated must be living in the UK.
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

You can nominate yourself or someone else for Carer Contributor 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.

Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries must relate to work undertaken between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.
  • The person nominated must live in the UK.
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

 

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.

Nominate now by completing this form and sending to suzie.veitch@rcpsych.ac.uk

  • Entries should relate to achievements between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020. 
  • The person nominated must live in the UK.
  • The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 September 2020.