Evelyn Baker Award
The Evelyn Baker Award was instigated by Dr Margaret Branthwaite in 1998, dedicated to the memory of one of her former patients at the Royal Brompton Hospital. The award is made to anaesthetists for outstanding competence in all areas of anaesthetic practice: clinical excellence, teaching and training and supporting colleagues. The award recognises the ‘unsung heroes’ of anaesthetic departments.
Nominees are often described as the unspoken backbone of the department and the ‘go to’ person for clinical or other advice. Citations accompanying nominations for this award should describe how the individual being nominated demonstrates those characteristics and traits that set them apart from others.
The defining characteristics of clinical excellence are technical proficiency consistently reliable clinical judgement and wisdom, and skill in communicating with patients, their relatives and colleagues. The ability to train and enthuse trainee colleagues is seen as an integral part of communication skill, extending beyond formal teaching or academic presentation. Supporting colleagues and co-workers is a valued part of clinical practice and is recognised by this Award.
Nominees should normally still be in clinical practice at the time of their nomination and must be a current member of the Association. The Award is unlikely to be given to someone in their first ten years as an anaesthetist, and the nominee should not be in possession of a National Clinical Impact Award.
Nominations should also include an indication that the nominee has broad support within their department. Additional comments from departmental and other colleagues are welcome. The citation which should be of 1000 words or fewer, should explain how the nominee demonstrates outstanding competence that sets them apart from others, under the following headings:
- Clinical excellence (encompassing technical proficiency, consistently reliable clinical judgement and wisdom, and skill in communicating with patients, their relatives and colleagues)
- Teaching and training (encompassing the ability to train and enthuse trainee colleagues is seen as an integral part of communication skill, extending beyond formal teaching or academic presentation)
- Supporting colleagues and co-workers
The Evelyn Baker Award is normally presented during the Winter Scientific Meeting (WSM). Successful recipients will receive the Evelyn Baker Medal and certificate.
Eligibility: Can be awarded to Association members (in clinical practice at time of nomination)
Nomination: By citation from a current Association member
Read a full list of Evelyn Baker Award recipients.