RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards

The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) 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.

Finalists and winners of the RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2017 talk about why they entered and what they've gained from the experience.

The 2018 awards are now closed for entry and a shortlist will be announced in April 2018. Thank you to those who entered or nominated – we wish you the best of luck. 

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 are now closed for entry.

You can find more information about the awards 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.