Categories announced for The BMJ Awards 2014
Categories for 2014's Awards have now been announced. They are:
- Berwick Patient Safety Team
- Cancer Care Team
- Clinical Leadership Team
- Diabetes Team
- Education Team
- Emergency Medicine Team
- Gastroenterology Team
- Innovation Team
- Primary Care Team
- Respiratory Medicine Team
- The Karen Woo Surgical Team
- The BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award
- UK Research Paper
New look for The BMJ Awards 2014
This year's BMJ Awards will be 'bigger and better than ever before', according to the publisher of The BMJ.
Produced once again with the support of headline sponsor the MDDUS, the 2014 programme will offer UK medical teams the chance to enter more than a dozen categories and see their achievements covered in The BMJ.
The full list of categories will be announced in early November in The BMJ, when the journal will also be unveiling the award's new-look logo. A new judging process will include interviews with the shortlisted teams and expert peer review.
According The BMJ publisher Phil Johnson: 'The BMJ Awards are the premier awards programme for medically led teams in the UK and we expect them to be even bigger and better than before. This year we are looking to build on past success by fine tuning our judging process. For the first time shortlisted teams will be interviewed by the judges. Winners in The BMJ Awards really will have something to celebrate.'
Read more in the latest article published on bmj.com here.
The BMJ Awards offers benchmarking report
Teams entering The BMJ Awards 2014, produced in association with the MDDUS, will have the chance to sign up for a benchmarking report to see how their initiative stacks up against those of other entrants.
The report, which will cost £50, will be based on the scores entries receive across the range of criteria against which they are judged. The report will be available to all teams who enter the awards and will be sent shortly after shortlists are announced.
According to Phil Johnson, publisher of The BMJ: 'We get so many strong entries but have a very limited number of places on our shortlists. We wanted to find a way to tell the teams who enter how they rated compared to their peers. We hope that this will encourage those who just miss out on a place on the shortlist to keep on going and help other entrants to address areas of weakness. This year we are introducing the reports as an option for teams to choose; based on feedback we may make them a standard part of the awards programme in years to come.'
The BMJ Awards: the winning teams from 2013
See the work of our 2013 winning teams higlighted in a special post-Awards supplement featured in The BMJ.