RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards

The RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and promote the work that physicians do to improve patient care through education, policy, clinical practice and research.

The winners of our 2017 awards have now been announced, and the 2018 awards will open for entry later this year.

Award categories

We’re delighted by the exceptional standard of submissions recieved from individuals and teams this year. The 2017 nominees highlight the awe-inspiring work that goes on in the NHS and overseas, which can often go unnoticed. We hope that the past winners not only inspire others to apply for the 2018 awards, but also to use innovative ways of driving improvements in patient care on a daily basis.

Our categories for 2017 were:

  • quality improvement
  • patient-centred care
  • medical education and training
  • innovation
  • international
  • The Lancet research award
  • contribution to the profession
  • lifetime achievement.

How to enter

The Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2018 will open later this year. An online entry form will be made available in summer 2017.

Please contact awards@rcplondon.ac.uk if you have any queries. 


Excellence in Patient Care Awards winners receive:

  • £1,000
  • a commemorative plaque
  • promotion of their winning project by the RCP.