Open Awards

APM Undergraduate Palliative Medicine Audit and Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Prize 2018

Entrants are invited to submit a report of a clinical audit, service evaluation or quality improvement project to which they have made a significant contribution.

The report should not exceed 2000 words and should be submitted electronically by 21 September 2018 with the submission form to Compleat Secretariat

Prize: Letter of commendation from the Chairs of Professional Standards and Trainee committees with a Certificate which will be awarded December 2018.

Medical Student Audit Prize Submission form

UG audit prize poster 2018

APM audit and QIP 2018


APM Awards

National Clinical Excellence Awards

The Clinical Excellence award scheme is “to reward consultants who contribute most towards the delivery of safe and high quality care to patients, and who are continuously improving the quality of their services to patients and to the NHS ‘over and above’ the standard expected of consultants”. The National awards are particularly focussed on rewarding contributions that have regional and national impact.

The APM is a nominating body for the National Clinical Excellence Awards and can support applications made by our members.


The Undergraduate Palliative Medicine Essay

The Undergraduate Palliative Medicine Essay is open to all UK and Ireland medical undergraduates who are students as of the set closing date.  Entrants are invited to produce an essay on a specified subject that does not exceed 2000 words.

Submissions are collected by the APM Secretariat and submitted to the judges anonymously.  The identity of the entrants will only be disclosed to the judges after they have considered the essays.

First prize is £250 and second prize is £100


Twycross Research Prize

The competition is open to all members of the APM.  Entries should be no more than 3000 words, including any graphs, diagrams, tables etc. and should be in the standard journal format of abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussions.

Prize £500


Audit or Quality Improvement Prize for Undergraduates

The Association for Palliative Medicine (APM) has established a clinical audit prize. Entrants are invited to submit a report of a clinical audit to which they have made a significant contribution. The audit may be a completed cycle or a preliminary standard setting investigation. It should comprise a clinical audit, service evaluation or quality improvement project.

The APM wishes to encourage medical student undergraduates to become actively involved in clinical governance. The APM believes that doctors of all grades should take a lead role in examining practice and that such a prize will enhance the status of such endeavours and emphasise their importance.

Prize Letter of commendation from the Chairs of the Professional Standards and Trainees committees.


Audit and Quality Improvement Prize for Members

The Association for Palliative Medicine (APM) has established a clinical audit prize.  Entrants are invited to submit a report of a completed clinical audit cycle leading to quality improvement to which they have made a significant contribution.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage all APM members to carry out audits within their services and to recognise the importance of clinical audit in improving patient care and outcomes.

Audit is also an important part for revalidation to demonstrate change and quality improvement. Hence such a prize will enhance the status of such endeavours and emphasise their importance.

Due to be run again in 2019


APM Award Winners

Dr Lucy Baird for winning Audit and Quality Improvement Prize for Members 2017 for “A quality improvement approach to cognitive assessment on hospice admission: could we use the 4AT or Short CAM?”

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Congratulations to Lucy


Dr Shuchita Patel for winning the Twycross Research Prize 2016 for ‘An observational study of the prevalence of vivid dreams, nightmares and sleep/night terrors in patients with advanced cancer and their association with opioid analgesics’

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Congratulations Shuchita


Rosalind Henderson for winning the Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 for ‘Do ethics hold back or promote advances in medical knowledge and practice?’

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Congratulations Rosalind


Amy Worrall for winning the APM Undergraduate Audit Prize 2016 for ‘A retrospective study of blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, and falls in advanced cancer in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit’

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Congratulations Amy