The 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.

RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award

The call for nominations is now closed.

Winners will be announced in the autumn.

The Research Paper of the Year (RPY) 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.

Now in its 19th year, the authors of the award winning paper published in 2014 will be announced at the RCGP Annual Conference in October 2015.

The overall winner will be selected from category winning research papers.

To enter a paper for the award, entries must be submitted under one of the following categories.

The RCGP RPY category prize for:

  • Category 1: Cancer
  • Category 2: CVD, Renal, Respiratory, Oral, ENT & Opthalmology
  • Category 3: Children, Reproduction, Genetics, Infections
  • Category 4: Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia
  • Category 5: Health Service Delivery and Public Health (includes generic primary care topics)
  • Category 6: Endocrinology (including diabetes), Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma, and Dermatology.

More information about this award and inclusions within categories can be found in the document below:

The RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award 2014

All papers must be entered using our web based form:

RPY award entry form


All submissions must:

  • Be published between 1st Jan and 31st Dec 2014
  • Relate to a research project which has been undertaken within the UK and, or, the Republic of Ireland
  • Be directly applicable to general practice and, or, primary care
  • Have at least one practicing GP author at the time the study was undertaken.

The award is not restricted to members of the RCGP

Last years winning papers

To find out more about last years winning papers please read this document:

The RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award 2013 Winners

The Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher

The call for applications is now closed, details about next year's award will be available shortly.

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, proving 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 or phone 020 3188 7594.

Yvonne Carter Award application details [PDF]

Meet the 2014 winner of the Yvonne Carter Award [PDF]

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 £2500 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 (for example, patient leaflets) 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

Clinical Excellence Awards for Senior Academic General Practitioners

The RCGP is the nominating body for senior academic general practitioners for the Clinical Excellence Awards at national level. The RCGP has produced the attached guidance to assist senior academic GPs considering applying for a Clinical Excellence Award in the 2015 round. Please refer to the attached advice and note the following deadlines for SAGPs wanting a College ranking or citation for the 2015 CEA round:

Deadlines ACCEA Award

• More details on ACCEA website
• As soon as possible, notify of intention to apply for award
• 20 May 2015: Application form and background information (citation) to (This deadline is non negotiable)
• Beginning June: Completion of RCGP adjudication and ranking. Decisions, together with citations sent to ACCEA in time for their deadline
• 17:00, Wednesday 17 June 2015, ACCEA Deadline: Applications received after the deadline CANNOT be accepted by the ACCEA (the website will close at that point)
• RCGP guidance for potential applicants for national level awards [PDF] 

RCGP Awards website. Click here

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