BAPM Awards - Examples and Judging Criteria

Excellence and contribution to patient and family care deserves recognition!  Tell us about what you have been doing in the world of Perinatal Medicine, or nominate a colleague or team (you must have their permission first) for an award to celebrate their achievement. Applications for 2021 are open now.

From 2020 these awards have been renamed the BAPM Gopi Menon Awards after BAPM's former President. Gopi was a strong believer in both quality improvement and celebrating the achievements of the whole perinatal team. He was integral to the development of these awards before his death in 2019.

Awards Categories

  1. Improving Quality in Perinatal Care
  2. Supporting the Perinatal Team
  3. Excellence in research or innovation
  4. Making a difference for families
  5. Outstanding contribution to BAPM by a trainee
  6. Outstanding contribution to BAPM by a nurse, ANNP, midwife or AHP

Deadline 2020: 15 August 2021
Winners Announced: 4 October 2021

Watch the 2020 Award Ceremony

The Rules

  1. The awards are open to all BAPM members.  If you are entering on behalf of a team the person that leads the entry must be an individual BAPM member.  You are welcome to join BAPM in order to enter the awards even if you have not been a member before.
  2. BAPM welcomes entries and nominations from all members of the multi-disciplinary team across the different perinatal-related professions.
  3. Priority will be given to smaller scale or individually led projects or examples of local and regional excellence. To enter for an award, you should complete the awards entry form and submit this to [email protected] by the deadline. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  4. We will send all correspondence about the awards to the lead applicant.
  5. You can enter multiple award categories if relevant. (The judges may move your application to another category if they feel this would be more appropriate.)
  6. To recognise and share excellent practice, short listed initiatives may be published on the BAPM website, in BAPM publications and shared on social media.
  7. The Awards ceremony: All short-listed applicants or teams will be invited to attend the annual BAPM awards ceremony and will also receive a certificate recognising their achievement. Where this ceremony is part of a BAPM event will need to pay for a conference ticket to attend.
  8. Shortlisted entries will be invited to submit a 90 second video that will be shared at the awards ceremony.
  9. The selection process will be undertaken by three or more independent judges, who will assess entries anonymously, based on separate criteria for each award.
  10. The top scoring four entries will be shortlisted in each category, from which the BAPM Executive Committee will decide which is the overall winner.  The judges’ and Executive Committee’s decision is final.
  11. All winning entries will receive a certificate and be featured on the BAPM website and in subsequent publicity.

BAPM Awards Application Form
British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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