Feature BMJ Awards

Nominations open for BMJ awards 2011

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5619 (Published 14 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5619
  1. Nigel Hawkes, freelance journalist
  1. 1 London, UK
  1. nigel.hawkes1{at}btinternet.com

The BMJ Group awards are back for a third year, with three new categories, and more of an international flavour than ever, reports Nigel Hawkes

Nominations open on 16 October for a total of 13 awards, building on the success of an awards scheme that has rapidly become established for its recognition of excellence in health care. Last year there were 780 entries, a huge increase on 2009, and the hope is to exceed that number this year.

The awards mix prizes for UK based doctors and teams with those that are open to international nomination: six are UK only and seven international, including the top prize, the BMJ Group award for lifetime achievement.

Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of the BMJ, said: “These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate excellence across the whole of health care. There are lots of unsung heroes in health care doing important work to improve life for patients and the public. I’m glad that the BMJ Group is able to give them the recognition they deserve.”

Judith Mackay, a lifetime campaigner against smoking, said that winning …

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