To celebrate excellence in pathology practice and promote high standards in pathology education, training and research to deliver the best patient care, the College (RCPath) has established the RCPath Achievement Awards. These awards complement the College’s existing schemes that celebrate public engagement and research.

The 2024 Achievement Awards will celebrate excellence in pathology service provision through teamwork.

Pathology services – Team Awards

Four team awards will be given to teams who have achieved above and beyond what would be expected in their usual course of their work. For example, quality improvement activities, setting up new services, innovation in service delivery, reaching new patient groups, or educating and training staff and students.

Sustainability – Team award

The awards panel are looking for innovative solutions for pathology services that have saved carbon (or carbon equivalents) with a quantification, that would be beneficial to be shared with the wider pathology community.

In particular the panel will be looking for pioneering evidence and not just making incremental steps to becoming more sustainable.

Evidence should include actions have been taken over and above the normal requirements of the team’s work. Applications must provide evidence of impact, and of good leadership/championing practice in engaging and inspiring others.

The awards will be presented to 2 members of the winning teams at the College Annual Dinner on Thursday 20 June 2024.

Achievement Awards Criteria 2024 

  • Only RCPath members can nominate.
  • Teams may nominate themselves.
  • Teams may be multi-professional but the activities under consideration must have been at least part-led by a RCPath member, who must have made a substantial contribution, or the activity must directly benefit RCPath trainees or members.
  • The awards will be given to teams who have achieved above and beyond what would be expected in the usual course of their work.
  • The Pathology Services Team Awards will celebrate excellence in service provision through teamwork. For example, quality improvement activities, setting up new services, innovation in service delivery, reaching new patient groups, or educating and training staff and students.
  • The Sustainability Team Award will celebrate innovative solutions for pathology services that have saved carbon (or carbon equivalents) with a quantification, that would be beneficial to be shared with the wider pathology community. For example, providing pioneering evidence and not just making incremental steps to becoming more sustainable. Evidence should include actions have been taken over and above the normal requirements of the team’s work. Applications must provide evidence of impact, and of good leadership/championing practice in engaging and inspiring others.

Closing date for nominations 

Nominations close at noon on Monday 15 April 2024. Winners will be notified in the week commencing 13 May 2024.
2 members from each of the 5 winning teams will be invited to attend the College's Annual Dinner on Thursday 20 June 2024.

HOW TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS

Completed online nomination forms must be submitted by noon on Monday 15 April 2024. Forms must include a personal statement of up to 200 words, indicating why the nominee should receive the award (the citation must be suitable for publication).

Supporting evidence or additional information to support the nomination form will also be accepted. The additional information should be no more than one side of A4. Examples of evidence could include signatures of others who support the nomination, photos from events, or details of publications.

If you experience any issues whilst submitting a nomination form, or have any questions about the nominations process please email us at [email protected]

Nomination form (login required)

HOW WILL NOMINATIONS BE JUDGED?

The College Nominations Committee will act as judges.

Nominations will be considered for an award on the following criteria, scored 1–10:

You can also view information about the winners of the RCPath Achievement Awards 2023, RCPath Achievement Awards 2022, RCPath Achievement Awards 2021, RCPath Achievement Awards 2020 and RCPath Excellence Awards 2019.