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 2022 will open on 1 April and close on 19 June.

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.

Categories and Judging Criteria

The BAPM awards recognise outstanding contributions in perinatal care. We want to hear about teams and individuals that have gone above and beyond in big and small ways. We want to recognise the people that stand out from the crowd because they go out of their way to make things better for their patients and colleagues.

Awards Categories

  1. Best National /Regional Project
  2. Best Local Project
  3. Outstanding Team
  4. Outstanding Individual
  5. Outstanding contribution to BAPM

Entries that cover the following topics are welcome but applications covering any work relating to perinatal care will be accepted.

  • Quality Improvement
  • Family Integrated Care
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Improving wellbeing for colleagues and / or families

Deadline for entries: 19 June 2022

Winners Announced: BAPM Annual Conference

Watch the 2021 Award Ceremony

The Rules

1. Entries should cover work that has taken place in the 12 months before the submission deadline.
2. BAPM welcomes entries and nominations from all members of the multi-disciplinary team across the different perinatal-related professions.
3. 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. BAPM staff or current Executive Committee members are not eligible to be nominated for individual awards.
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, applicants will need to pay for a conference ticket to attend.
8. The selection process will be undertaken by a panel of judges taken from the BAPM membership. Each entry will be assessed against the criteria for that award. 
9. The judging panel will agree a shortlist of four entries for each category. If a category does not receive four entries that meet the criteria then a fewer number of entries may be shortlisted.
10. The judges reserve the right to swap an award to a different category if they feel it is more suitable for another category.
11. Shortlisted entries will be invited to submit a 90 second video that will be shared in advance of the awards ceremony.
12. The judging panel will decide on an overall winner for each category. The judges will make a decision based on the contents of the application form, the video will not be judged. The Judging panel’s decision is final.
13. All winning entries will receive a certificate and be featured on the BAPM website and in subsequent publicity.

BAPM Awards Judging Criteria
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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