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Leadership and Management Prize

Updated on: 06 Jan 2022   First published on 03 May 2021

We have relaunched the Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Emerging Leader as the Trainee Leadership and Management prize. This award is designed to identify and promote talented trainee leaders nationally in order to promote leadership in gastroenterology for the future. There is a single award of £1000.


This award is open to any BSG member who is training in gastroenterology in the UK. This includes members of the BSG Trainee Section Committee not directly involved in the organisation of the award. Applications are welcomed from doctors in LAT posts as well as those in numbered posts.

Conditions of the Award

The winner is required to attend on the last day of the BSG Annual Meeting to receive their prize.

Application Process

Submissions are anonymised prior to being assessed by a panel approved by the BSG. Please answer fully and adhere to the word limit.

The bullet points below are suggestions for areas you may wish to emphasise and discuss in your personal statement. They are meant as a guide only. Please note that attendance at the plenary session of the BSG Annual Meeting is compulsory for receipt of the prize.

  • Describe your personal leadership development journey
  • Details of your personal experience of leading and engaging at various levels (e.g. team, system, organisation) with details of your impact on others
  • Provide details of your personal impact and effectiveness as a leader
  • Give evidence of leading on transformational and innovative change for the benefit of patients, staff, and the public

Applications will close on 7th February 2022. Details on how to apply will be released shortly. This award is reserved for BSG members.

View the full BSG Policy for this award.

How to apply

Please complete the application form here.

Below are the fields you’ll need to complete.

  • Please provide a personal statement detailing your leadership qualities, project(s) you have led and been involved with, and how your actions have impacted change: 1000 words

Judging information

A panel of BSG reviewers recruited by the Trainee Section Committee will be asked to select their top 3 applicants which will then be scored as below and then the scores from all reviewers totalled:

  • 1st place = 3 points
  • 2nd place = 2 points
  • 3rd place = 1 point

Previous Award Recipients

2021: Arun Sivananthan, Imperial College London
2020: Dr Louise China, North Central and East London
2019: Dr Shairoz Samji, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery
2018: Dr Tahir Akbar, Wessex Deanery
2017: Dr Laith Alrubaiy, Wales Deanery
2016: Dr Philip Smith, North East Thames Deanery
2015: Dr Alenka Brookes, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery
2014: Dr Christopher Lamb, Northern Deanery



The panel is selected by the BSG Trainees Chair and is a selection of eminent individuals in their field. A diverse selection of reviewers from different backgrounds are invited to ensure a fair system is in place. To ensure the process is fair for all applicants, the reviewers are also kept anonymous. Reviewers will declare any conflicts of interest before the process, and are removed if this is the case.

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