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Categories and Criteria


RCPsych Awards 2017

 

1. Medical student of the Year

Criteria

This award is for a medical student who has demonstrated through their academic and extra-curricular performance that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their years of training, with achievements and experience reflecting a specific interest in psychiatry as a career.

The entry should demonstrate an exceptional level of achievement in at least one of the following categories:

  1. An innovator

  2. A scholar

  3. A researcher

  4. A medical and/or non-medical educator.

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2. Foundation Doctor (FY1 – FY2)

Criteria

This award is for a foundation doctor who has demonstrated through their clinical performance and practice that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their grade, with achievements and experience reflecting a specific interest in psychiatry as a career.

The person nominated should be resident in the UK.

The entry should demonstrate an exceptional level of achievement in at least one of the following categories:

  1. An innovator

  2. A scholar

  3. A researcher

  4. A clinician

  5. A medical and/or non-medical educator.

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3. Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year (CT1 – CT3)

Criteria

This award is for trainees who have demonstrated through their clinical performance and practice that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their grade. The person nominated should be resident in the UK.

The entry should describe how the nominee has demonstrated exceptional levels of achievement as an innovator, a scholar, a researcher, a clinician and a medical and/or non-medical educator.

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4. Higher Psychiatric Trainee of the Year (ST4 – ST6 and SpR)

Criteria

This award is for trainees who have demonstrated through their clinical performance and practice that they have attained a level of achievement over and above that expected for their grade. The person nominated should be resident in the UK.

The entry should describe how the nominee has demonstrated exceptional levels of achievement as an innovator, a scholar, a researcher, a clinician, a medical and/or non-medical educator and a leader.

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5. Service User / Patient Contributor of the Year

Criteria

Individual service users/patients or groups directly involved in the work of the College can be nominated for work they do outside the College. However, if they are nominated, work done specifically for the College (e.g. work done through College committees or forums) will not be considered in the judging process.

Nominations can be for individuals or service user/patient groups. Individuals should be resident in the UK.

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6. Carer Contributor of the Year

Criteria

Individual carer or carer groups directly involved in the work of the College can be nominated for work they do outside the College. However, if they are nominated, work done specifically for the College (e.g. work done through College committees or forums) will not be considered in the judging process.

Nominations can be for individuals or carer groups. Individuals should be resident in the UK.

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7. Psychiatric Communicator of the Year

Criteria

This award is to recognise the efforts of an individual or a group of individuals who have championed awareness and understanding of psychiatric and/or mental health issues, through public engagement such as media work, promotion or education in schools and in the community, or via social media.

This person or group of individuals can come from any background, including psychiatry, other medical disciplines, the media, charity sector, politics, education, or industry.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee has:

  1. Challenged negative stereotypes and perceptions of mental illness.

  2. Conveyed information about mental health in a creative and accessible way.

  3. Demonstrated first-class communication skills.

  4. Raised awareness of psychiatric issues in a positive manner.

  5. Promoted the importance of mental health in society.

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8. Psychiatric Trainer of the Year

Criteria

This category is open to nominations for educational supervisors, clinical supervisors, college tutors, rotational training scheme organisers, heads of schools, and any psychiatrists who can demonstrate a significant contribution to the training of trainee psychiatrists, medical undergraduates or medical professionals. They should be resident in the UK.

The contribution may be at local, regional or national level.

The entry should describe how the nominee has demonstrated innovation and/or excellence in one or more of the following (please note: it is not expected that the nominee will excel in every area):

  • In-house training provision (e.g. journal clubs, case conferences)

  • Individual trainees

  • Rotational training schemes

  • Helping colleagues with improving their training skills/schemes

  • Developing online training

  • National, regional or local training initiatives

  • Developing training in the face of the reduction in trainees’ hours

  • Helping trainees with difficulties or mentoring to help trainees.

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9. Academic Researcher of the Year

Criteria

This award recognises the critically important role that clinical academics play in conducting scientific research that improves the understanding of, and treatment and care of people with, mental illness. The 2017 Award is for a clinical academic researcher in a post of a grade up to and including those who have been appointed to a full professorship in the past 12 months.

Nominations should only include work carried out during the past three years. Nominees should have been in their current academic post, at their current grade, for no more than five years.

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10. Speciality Doctor / Associate Specialist of the Year

Criteria

Specialty Doctors/Associate Specialists (SAS doctors) are essential components of service provision, providing a major share of the medical input in many teams. This award is to recognise an SAS doctor who has demonstrated advanced clinical skills as well as excelling in service development, teaching, research and leadership. Their contribution may be at local, regional or national level in the past three years.

The entry should demonstrate excellence in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Clinical work

  2. Medical education

  3. Leadership and management

  4. Research

  5. Innovation

  6. Parity of esteem

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11. Psychiatrist of the Year

Criteria

Nominations should be made by psychiatrists. Only nominations for members or associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can be considered in this category. The person nominated should be resident in the UK.

The entry should demonstrate that the nominee:

  1. Has made a positive impact at a national and/or local level to patient and/or carer well-being.

  2. Has raised the positive image of psychiatry across the rest of medicine and society.

  3. Has demonstrated innovation in clinical practice and service development.

  4. Has demonstrated leadership and management in clinical practice and service development.

  5. Is a proven positive role model for the rest of the psychiatric profession.

  6. Has made efforts towards achieving parity of esteem between mental and physical health, at a national and/or local level.

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12. Psychiatrist Team of the Year: Children and adolescents

Criteria

This award is to recognise the pivotal role that psychiatric teams play in improving or innovating psychiatric services and care for children and adolescents.

The entry should describe how the team demonstrates quality improvement, effective leadership, good teamwork and effective use of resources.

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13. Psychiatric Team of the Year: Working-age adults

Criteria

This award is to recognise the pivotal role that psychiatric teams play in improving or innovating psychiatric services and care for working-age adults.

Your entry should describe how the team demonstrates quality improvement, effective leadership, good teamwork and effective use of resources.

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14. Psychiatric Team of the Year: Older-age adults

Criteria

This award is to recognise the pivotal role that psychiatric teams play in improving or innovating psychiatric services and care for older-age adults.

Your entry should describe below how the team demonstrates quality improvement, effective leadership, good teamwork and effective use of resources.

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15. Psychiatric Team of the Year: Non-age specific

Criteria

This award is to recognise the pivotal role that psychiatric teams play in improving or innovating psychiatric services and care.

The entry should describe below how the team demonstrates quality improvement, effective leadership, good teamwork and effective use of resources.

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16. Psychiatric Team of the Year: Quality Improvement

Criteria

This award is to recognise the pivotal role that psychiatric teams play in making improvements in services (for mental or/and physical health) through the use of formal quality improvement approaches.

The entry should describe how the team demonstrates the use of a formal quality improvement methodology, designed in consultation with commissioners and patients and carers groups. It should provide evidence of the following:

  • The introduction of a base line for demand as well as processes for continual measurement of demand and capacity.

  • The introduction of interventions designed to reduce demand or increase capacity.

  • The use of Quality Improvement methodology.

  • The ability to capture the bad effects of any interventions in the measurement system; and to make adjustments as necessary.

  • The ability to embed effective interventions into standard work and normal practice.

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17. Psychiatric Team of the Year: Outstanding commitment to sustainable service development

Criteria

This Award has been developed in partnership between the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

This Award aims to recognise work being done by healthcare professionals that improves the sustainability of mental health care. The entry should provide evidence of the following:

  • Sustainability

    Demonstrate a service improvement project which improves the sustainability of mental health care in the following areas:

    • Preventative

    • Empowering individuals and communities; e.g. promoting opportunities for self-management, independent living through supporting community projects, social networks and employment.

    • Improving value; e.g. improving health outcomes while reducing economic and environmental costs

    • Considering carbon; attempts made to review and reduce the carbon footprint of care; most of which lies in procurement of medication, equipment, travel and medical supplies.

  • Leadership and teamwork

    • Effective leadership

    • Good team-working.

  • Effective use of resources

    • Demonstrate how the reduction of resource use was considered and achieved

    • Demonstrate that service users’ and/or carers’ quality of life was improved

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For further information or if you have any queries about the Awards, please contact Richa Kataria on details below.

 

Richa Kataria

Membership Operations Manager

Tel: 020 3701 2566 / 2589

Email: membership.operations@rcpsych.ac.uk

 

 

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