Professional Development * Recognition and Getting Published * Bursaries & Awards

Bursaries

Health professionals education bursary

We are pleased to offer our nurse and AHP members the opportunity to apply for an education bursary to further develop rheumatology skills and knowledge.

Bursaries to the value of £500 are awarded in July and November and winners can use the award to attend a conference or education course. Applications will re-open in September 2017.

Awards

Best Practice Awards

The winners of the 2016 Best Practice Awards in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Health have been announced. Fourteen winners have been chosen across three categories: Outstanding Best Practice, Best Practice and Emerging Best Practice. Each case study shows how innovative work has improved patient experience, health care value, and outcomes. They offer examples of ways in which rheumatology services can be improved across the NHS.

Droitwich Medical Trust Prize

Awarded to the best clinical case report at our annual conference. This is based on either a poster presentation or oral presentation during the session devoted to case reports.

The winner will receive a £250 cheque, a certificate of achievement and the opportunity to present your research at the annual conference as an oral presentation or poster.

Garrod Prize

The Garrod Prize is open to scientists with a non-clinical background currently working in rheumatology or a related discipline.

Sir Alfred Baring Garrod was responsible for recognising the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and for initiating the thread test for uric acid in the blood.

Congratulations to our 2016 winner Dr Helen McGettrick, University of Birmingham

The winner will receive a £500 cheque, the Garrod trophy and complimentary registration to the conference where the winner will have opportunity to present their work.

Michael Mason prize

The Michael Mason prize, named after the esteemed rheumatologist is awarded annually for excellence in clinical or scientific research in the field of rheumatology.

Congratulations to our 2016 winner Dr Fiona Watt, University of Oxford

The winner of the Michael Mason prize receives £1,000 prize cheque, the Michael Mason trophy and complimentary registration to our annual conference where the winner will have the opportunity to present their work.

Young Investigator Award

Established in 2000 to encourage the work of young investigative rheumatologists, up to two awards are presented at our annual conference.

Congratulations to 2016 winners Dr Elizabeth Curtis, University of Southampton and Dr Jelena Blagojevic, University of Leeds.

The winner will receive a £250 cheque, a certificate of achievement and the opportunity to present your research at our annual conference.