Annual Awards and Graduation

Severn has many accomplished trainees involved in a variety of activities including research, education, leadership and pursuits outside medicine. The School’s annual awards aim to encourage and reward outstanding achievement. The School of Primary Care is delighted to have secured a significant sponsorship arrangement with the MDU to support both excellence and talent management.

GP Trainee Excellence Awards

Each year, one of each of the following Awards will be available:

  • Academic/Research Excellence Award (£200), sponsored by Avon LMC
  • Clinical Excellence Award (£200), sponsored by Wesleyan Medical Sickness
  • Community Contribution Excellence Award (£200), sponsored by East Somerset Trainers' Group
  • Learning and Development Excellence Award (£200), sponsored by the MDU
  • Sustainability Excellence Award (£200), sponsored by Dr Tim Ballard
  • Leadership Excellence Awards (£200), sponsored by the Frome Medical Practice
  • Excellence Award for Medical work outside the GP Training Programme (£200), sponsored by the BMA
  • Global Health Excellence Award (£200), sponsored by Severn Faculty RCGP
  • Excellence Award for a Personal achievement outside of medicine (£200), sponsored by Swindon Trainers’ Group

For more information about the selection process and criteria for all the Excellence Awards please see GP Trainee Excellence Awards Selection Process.

GPST Programme (Patch) Trainee Awards

One award for £100 will be available in each GPST Programme for the ST3/4 trainee who has made the greatest contribution to GP training in that programme area. All five GPST Programme Awards are sponsored by BrisDoc.

For more information about the selection process for the GPST Programme (Patch) Awards, please see GPST Programme (Patch) Awards Selection Process.

The Robin While Prize for the Severn GP Trainee of the Year (£500)

The Robin While Prize (£500) will be awarded to the “Severn PGME School of Primary Care GP Trainee of the Year”. This may be awarded to a winner of one of the Excellence Awards, or to a trainee attaining a single remarkable achievement or excellence across a breadth of activities. For a winner of a GPST Programme Trainee Award to be eligible for consideration for the Robin While Prize, they must produce a written submission and deliver a 5 minute presentation about their activities, as outlined for the Excellence Awards.

The MDU GP Trainee Awards and Graduation Ceremony, Wednesday 20th July 2016

The MDU GP Trainee Excellence Awards and Graduation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 20th July 2016, starting at 2pm. The event closes with an early evening BBQ.
Venue: The Bristol Pavilion - Gloucestershire Cricket Ground. The dress code is smart.

Final selection and announcement of Award winners will take place at this event. All ‘graduating’ ST3/4s will be presented with a certificate to mark successful completion of the MRCGP and welcome them as members of the Severn Faculty RCGP. This year's guest speaker is Dr Phil Hammond who is a well known broadcaster, campaigner, journalist, comedian and campaigner. It promises to be an entertaining and stimulating Michael Lennard Lecture.

This is a joint Severn PGME School of Primary Care and Severn Faculty RCGP event, sponsored by the MDU. All colleagues are warmly invited and the event forms the last day of the GPST programme so all ST3/4 GP trainees are expected to attend, as are the GPST1s.  As part of promoting General Practice as a career, Foundation doctors are also invited to attend to hear about all the opportunities available as part of GP training in Severn, and to meet current and completing GPSTs.

Do come and celebrate all that is best about GP training in Severn at what promises to be an inspiring and interesting event. Please ensure you book your place at the event by completing this very short online booking proforma.