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.

You can enter the 2018 awards now. The closing date is 1 December 2017.

Winners and finalists of the RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2017 explain what it meant for their work to be recognised by the awards.

We were delighted by the exceptional standard of the projects nominated for the 2017 awards. They highlighted the awe-inspiring work that goes on in the NHS and overseas, which can often go unnoticed. We hope that anyone thinking of applying for the Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2018 will be inspired by the successes of past winners in driving forward improvements in patient care.

Award categories

Our categories for 2018 are:

  • international
  • innovation
  • medical education and training
  • patient-centred care
  • The Lancet research award
  • quality improvement
  • contribution to the profession – trainee or SAS doctor (nomination only)
  • contribution to the profession – consultant (nomination only).

How to enter

The Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2018 will open on 1 September 2017 and have a two-stage entry process:

  1. Submit an abstract of your project / case study or nominate a colleague via our online portal before 1 December 2017.
  2. Our judges will select a longlist for each award category, and these teams/individuals will be invited to submit a more detailed application in mid-January 2018.

You can find more information on how to enter and the awards ceremony on the Excellence in Patient Care Awards FAQs page. 


Award winners will receive:

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