This award is biennial and will next run in 2023.

There are 3 categories of award with individual eligibility rules. 

All projects MUST have been undertaken within the HENE region.

Each of the three awards has a fixed value of £200. This is paid via cheque / BACS to a single winner in each category. Runner up awards can be made at the Director’s discretion on the day and are worth £100 per category runner up.


At the time of application, you must be a UK Medical Student.


At the time of application, you must be a junior doctor, who has not yet commenced Core or ACCS training.


At the time of application, you must be a non physician healthcare professional eg Nurse or Advanced Practitioner, employed by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust. This is a local level award.

If you undertook a project as a medical student but are now a junior doctor eligible under the above rules, you should apply within the Medical Student category.

Project Criteria

Any audit, research, or quality improvement project undertaken within the North East, in one or more of the following disciplines: