The monetary value of this award is £200.

This is a one off payment made to the successful applicant.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Position (at time of application):

  • Northern Deanery Foundation Doctor
  • Northern Deanery Medical Student
  • Any doctor in the North East of England who has not yet commenced ACCS or Core Training (this may include trust grades, junior fellows, FY3 doctors).
  • Additionally, students who undertook medical electives in the North East within the last year are also eligible to apply.

Project criteria:

  • Any audit, research or quality improvement project in one or more of the following specialties:
    • Anaesthesia
    • Critical Care
    • Perioperative Medicine
    • Pain Medicine


  • Applicants must adhere to all deadlines throughout the application process.
  • Attendance and presentation of project at the prize giving day in Newcastle is a mandatory component of the application process for shortlisted applicants based within the region.


  • Applications will be accepted online at this site.
  • Applications will open for a 14 week period from mid May to early September each year.
  • A panel will review all applications and shortlisting will take place in September.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their work at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, after which a panel of judges will score each presentation.
  • The winner of the prize will be presented with their certificate and  same day.
  • Payment of the prize will be by cheque posted out after the presentations. 

2019 DATES:

  • Applications accepted from 12 May
  • Applications close 1 Septmeber
  • Reviews begin late August
  • Shortlisting in early Septmeber
  • Invites to shortlisted applicants sent out 9 September
  • Short presentations and awarding on the afternoon of 17 September at RVI