Sharing and celebrating the achievements of GP Trainees in Severn

The School of Primary Care and the Severn Faculty RCGP were delighted to host the MDU GP Trainee Excellence Awards and Michael Lennard Reception on Wednesday 23th July to celebrate the achievements of all GP trainees who have completed their training this year.

All trainees were commended for successfully attaining MRCGP and completing GP training in Severn this year, and welcomed to the Severn Faculty RCGP at the Michael Lennard Reception. In addition, trainees who had been shortlisted for the Excellence Awards each gave a short presentation about their many and varied activities. The breadth of activities and levels of achievement were certainly impressive. The winners of the Robin While prize, Excellence Awards and Patch Awards were announced and presented with their prizes. Congratulations to you all!

We would like to thank all the sponsors for their support in both funding the prizes and supporting the event. Details of the sponsors and winners are below.

Francesca Martinez was this year’s guest speaker. Francesca is a comedian and actress who has cerebral palsy and has been an outspoken opponent of the government’s welfare reforms, and uses her public profile to raise issues about disability and fight for a fairer system. Her talk was challenging, inspiring and highly entertaining.

Both the School of Primary Care and the Severn Faculty RCGP were pleased to see so many trainees and their guests, educators, and Deanery and Faculty colleagues at this year's event, and anticipate that this will continue to be an annual celebration of GP training in Severn. We will confirm the date and details for 2015 as soon as we have them.

Excellence Awards 


Academic/Research Excellence Award - £200.00
Dr Tim Davis

Sponsored by Avon LMC


Clinical Excellence Award - £200.00
Dr Jenna Powell

Sponsored by Wesleyan Medical Sickness


Learning and Development Excellence Award - £200.00
Dr Veronica Boon

Sponsored by MDU


Leadership Excellence Award - £200.00
Dr Michael Kilshaw

Sponsored by Frome Medical Practice



Medical Work outside GPST Programme - £200.00
Dr Aimee Palace

Sponsored by Severn Faculty RCGP


Personal Achievement outside Medicine - £200.00
Dr Remi Odetoyinbo

Swindon Trainers’ Group


Dr Robin While Prize £500.00
Dr Jenna Powell

Patch Awards



GPST Programme (Patch) Award, one award for £100 for each Programme, all sponsored by Brisdoc:
Dr Michael Kilshaw (Glos)
Dr Sarah Agombar (Swindon)
Dr Deborah Morgan (Bath)
Dr Sam Creavin & Dr Mel Evans (Joint winners - Bristol - £50 each)
Dr Aimee Palace (Somerset)

Davinder Sandhu Award

Professor Davinder Sandhu also joined us as a guest and presented the Davinder Sandhu Award to this year’s joint winners. The Award commends GP teachers, Supervisors and Educators for innovation and development in GP teaching and training, and there were eight very high calibre nominations and submissions this year for Educational supervisors, TPDs and educational teams. The joint winners were the Educator Leads for the Education Provider Organisations (Somerset Education Trust, Swindon Education Trust, GGPET, Avon GP Education, Bristol GP Education, Bristol Association Sessional Doctors, Doc2Docs and PLANET) and Dr Damian Kenny, TPD in Gloucestershire.