The BMJ launches seventh annual awards schemeBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6311 (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6311
- Nigel Hawkes
Nominations are open for The BMJ Awards 2015, an annual competition now in its seventh year and firmly established as the UK medical profession’s Oscar ceremony, celebrating outstanding achievement and leadership and culminating in a gala night in May 2015 when the awards will be presented.
Last year there were over 400 entries, the highest number recorded since entrants were limited to teams based in the United Kingdom—clear evidence of the high profile and unchallenged authority the awards have achieved since their introduction in 2009. More than 70 teams and individuals who have been honoured since then attest to the energising effect of public recognition for exceptional efforts that might otherwise not have been known beyond their place of work.
The main sponsor will once again be the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS), and this year there will be 13 …