John Fry Award
Deadline for nominations 28th February 2023 (Applications now closed for 2023)
Criteria/purpose of the award
The John Fry Award is an award by nomination normally presented each year by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), in consultation with the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC). SAPC recommendations must be sent to RCGP by the end of March.
The John Fry Award is presented to a Member or Fellow of the College who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and scholarship. The award is intended to encourage people to undertake research as a practising GP, within 20 years of qualification as a GP, and not holding a professorial role.
The award is a silver medal which is normally presented at a RCGP ceremony the following year.
Nominations can now be initiated by the nominee or nominator:
- Nominee: Nominees must be a practising College Member or Fellow and be within 20 years of qualification as a GP. Candidates can be re-nominated a maximum of three times.
- Nominators for the award should be a Head of Department /or a senior researcher who knows their work
Nominations will be judged initially by the SAPC Awards Committee (consisting of senior primary care academics representing both clinical and PHoCuS members).
The SAPC Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the RCGP Awards Committee. The final decision will be made by the RCGP.
To be considered for the prize, nominees/nominators must prepare and submit (to email@example.com) by the deadline.
- A statement from the candidate outlining why they wish to be considered, a copy of their CV (to include a complete list of all publications), and at least one copy of the candidate’s most meritorious publication (weblink if possible)
- A statement of support from a Senior Academic who knows the nominee’s work outlining how the candidate is promoting the discipline of general practice through research and publishing, and why they believe the candidate should receive the John Fry award. The supporting statement should describe the nominee’s contribution through each of research, scholarship, leadership and demonstrating an ethos consistent with the College values.
Download the John Fry award criteria (PDF file, 92 KB)
The SAPC Awards Committee must send their recommendation to RCGP by the end of March. The RCGP Awards Committee then meets and makes it recommendation to College Council (June). Candidates will be notified after this date of the outcome. The Award will be presented at the SGM in June the following year.
Closing date for submission of applications to SAPC: 28th February 2023
Queries: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1995 Mike Pringle
1996 Ruth Chambers
1997 Pali Hungin
1998 Paul Little
2000 Rodger Charlton
2001 Kamlesh Khunti
2002 Tom Fahey
2003 Martin Marshall
2004 Brendan Delaney
2005 Chris Butler
2006 Helen Lester
2008 Tony Avery
2009 Julia Hippisley Cox
2010 Liam Smeeth
2011 Alastair Hay
2012 Joanne Reeve
2013 Richard McManus
2014 Christian Mallen
2015 Daniel Lasserson
2016 Hazel Everitt
2017 Matt Ridd
2018 Jo Protheroe
2019 Deborarh Swinglehurst
2020 Kamal Mahtani
2021 Greg Irving
2022 Clare Taylor
The John Fry Award is presented to a Member or Fellow of the College who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing. The award is intended to encourage people to undertake research as a practising GP early on in their career and within 20 years of qualification as a GP.