The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Excellence in Patient Care Awards. The awards were launched in 2015 to promote and reward the impressive work that physicians are doing around the world to improve patient care, through education, innovation, research and clinical practice.
The RCP would like to thank every individual and team who took the time to enter the awards or to nominate a colleague. The winners of this year’s award categories will be announced and presented with their prize on 16 March 2017 during the conference dinner on the first night of Medicine 2017.
RCP registrar Dr Andrew Goddard commended this year’s entrants for their positive work:
In a world which only seems to talk about the problems with health, their work comes as a very welcome reminder that medicine is brilliant. Being involved in judging these awards is one of the best bits of my job. The achievements of the nominees are remarkable and they are all a credit to the medical profession.
After much consideration, the judging panel have decided on the following shortlist:
Nominated for outstanding clinical activity that contributes to excellent patient care in an innovative and forward-thinking way:
Nominated for outstanding clinical activity that contributes to excellent patient care overseas:
Nominated for enhancing medical education and training:
In a world which only seems to talk about the problems with health, the nominees' work comes as a very welcome reminder that medicine is brilliant.
Nominated for excellent patient care that is receptive to the patient's preferences, supporting a personalised and coordinated approach to care:
Nominated for outstanding clinical activity that contributes to excellent patient care by applying best practice and aiming to improve performance:
Nominated for outstanding contribution to the healthcare profession:
Nominated for outstanding research activity that contributes to outstanding patient care:
Awarded for outstanding contribution to excellent patient care over a lifetime and career, the RCP is thrilled to announce that the winner for this award is:
Professor Barry Cookson MSc, Hon DIPHIC, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPH, FRSPH.
RCP registrar Dr Andrew Goddard said:
What impressed us about Professor Cookson’s career was that his achievements include so many things that we now take for granted such as the importance of MRSA carriage, quality control in microbiology, healthcare-associated infections and hand hygiene. His name is not as well recognised as it should be among his fellow physicians and we hope that this award will change that.
Book your place now to find out first-hand who the winners are on 16 March.