RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2020 – the winners have been announced!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold a dedicated awards ceremony this year. Instead, we announced the winners during a virtual ceremony between 13–19 May 2020.

Take a look at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, using the hashtag #EPCA2020. 

  • Digital award

Recognises and rewards the use of new or existing technologies or digitally driven projects that have contributed to significant improvements in patient care or health outcomes.

Winner - Flash Glucose Collaboration (alliance between the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, the Diabetes Technology Network UK and NHS England)
Supporting the uptake of innovative diabetes technology in the NHS

  • Innovation award

Recognises and rewards the innovative use of new or existing technologies and/or processes that have contributed to significant improvements in patient care or health outcomes.

Winner - Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ambulatory management of spontaneous pneumothorax

  • International award

Recognises and rewards projects that have been delivered outside the UK and have contributed to significant improvements in patient care and health outcomes in a particular country or region.

Winner - Team CAPD, Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) saving lives in the north central province of Sri Lanka

  • Medical education and training award

Rewards projects involving the development of medical education and training programmes, services or structures that have improved the quality of patient care delivered, whether on a local or wider scale.

Winner - The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) partnership


  • Person-centred care category

Recognises projects that have placed patients’ needs, views and involvement at their heart, demonstrating a truly patient-centred approach to improving care.

Winner - Moving Medicine, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK

Moving Medicine

  • Quality improvement award

Celebrates projects that have implemented systematic change in order to achieve a measurable improvement in the quality of healthcare services, patient care or health outcomes.

Winner - FORWARD, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

FORWARD (feeding via the oral route with acknowledged risk of deterioration) – a novel tool to support patients eating and drinking at risk of aspiration

  • Research category

Rewards original research that has contributed to, or has the potential to contribute to, significant improvements in health outcomes or the quality of patient care.

Winner - Newcastle University, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and the Northern Region Endoscopy Group

Delivering world-leading endoscopy research across the UK

  • Welfare and wellbeing award

Celebrates teams that have prioritised team and individual welfare in the form of flexible working, mindfulness and wellbeing or team building activities to ensure staff are working at their best and continue to treat patients at the best of their ability.

Winner - ‘Professionals together’ team, West Midlands Deanery

Professionals together scheme

  • Contribution to the profession award

Given to an RCP member or fellow at any stage of their medical career who has demonstrated excellence in their professional life so far. This can be in the development of clinical services, educational support or in the pastoral care of their patients and colleagues.

Winner - Dr Amit Arora consultant physician and geriatrician

We’ll be sharing the winners’ stories over the following weeks. The Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2021 will be launching in autumn 2020, and we’ll be welcoming entries that feature work linked to COVID-19.