RCGP is pleased to offer you the opportunity to apply for several awards. These awards have all been instituted to celebrate research, innovation and audit and to promote these to GPs and the wider primary healthcare community.
Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher
Deadline for submissions 31 January 2013.
The annual Yvonne Carter Award, presented jointly by the RCGP and the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) aims to support the career developments of a promising new researcher in primary care. It supports the award winner by providing the opportunity to develop international networks and partnerships.
This is with the purpose of facilitating the establishment of an international research profile, providing unique opportunities for career advancement.
The award was established in memory of Professor Yvonne Carter CBE. It encourages collaborative primary care research on an international level through providing the winner with the opportunity to attend and present work at an international conference.
For further information, please contact the CIRC team at SFB@rcgp.org.uk.
Yvonne Carter Award application details [PDF]
This award was established in honour of Dr Ekkehard Kuenssberg and is awarded for high quality full cycle audit projects which demonstrate a change in clinical practice or service improvement as a direct result of the audit.
Five awards are given each year. Each award winner is encouraged to present their audit findings at conferences, including the RCGP conference; to work with CIRC or shadow the CIRC Chair, Head or Medical Director when they attend academic meetings or organisations that have a particular interest in audit; receive £1,000.00 covering related travel costs and conference fees.
Applications are welcomed from Associates in Training (AiT) or RCGP members within their first five years of general practice.
Conditions of entry
Audit projects in RCGP’s clinical priority areas are of particular interest.
Clinical Priorities [PDF]
How to apply
AiTs and GPs can nominate themselves or be nominated. Please complete the registration form and submit this via email with the 3000 word report to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the 2013 award are now closed. Details of the 2014 Kuenssberg Award will be advertised in due course.
Adolescent Health Care Award
The call for applications is now closed, details about next year's award will be available shortly.
This award was established in memory of Dr Kathy Phipps to encourage general practice to provide higher standards of care for their teenage patients, in keeping with the objectives of RCGP and the RCGP Adolescent Health Group.
An award of £2,500 and a commemorative plaque is given to the individual GP or practice which has demonstrated a significant innovation or improvement in the standard of care provided for young people in the previous two years. The award will be presented at the RCGP's Annual General Meeting
Applications should be sent as a Word document of no more than six sides of A4 (12 font), information that cannot be sent electronically (e.g. patient leaflets) should be sent by post with five copies. One page of the application should consist of a summary of the project, this will be assessed by a teenage lay adjudicator, please use language in this section that is appropriate for this age group.
Completed applications should be sent to our Awards Administrator.
Adolescent Health Group
RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award
A research paper illuminating the explicit link between physical health, mental health and socio-economic deprivation won the 2012 award (presented in July 2013).
The Research study by Bruce Guthrie and Karen Barnett at Dundee University and Graham Watt and Stewart Mercer at Glasgow University, highlights the challenges surrounding multi-morbidity and managing chronic conditions. The research paper sends a clear message that there needs to be a shift from single disease management to 'whole person' care if their health needs are to be met.
Nominations for 2012 Research Paper of the Year Award are now closed.
The format for the Research Paper of the Year Award for 2013 (awarded in 2014) has not yet been confirmed, however, we are happy to accept submissions of research papers to RPY@rcgp.org.uk.
The Research Paper of the Year Award gives recognition to an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care.
The 2012 award includes specific categories aligned to the seven NIHR topic specific research networks:
- dementias and neurodegenerative diseases
- medicines for children
- mental health
- primary care
The winners will be announced in July 2013 and each category winning paper will receive a prize. An overall award will be given to the winning paper, selected from the sub-category winners.
For further information please email RPY@rcgp.org.uk.
Details of the 2012 RPY winners
2012 Research Paper of the Year Award Category Winners
Research Paper of the Year Award
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