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Leadership and Management Prize

Updated on: 30 Apr 2021   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. Winners will receive a 20% registration discount to attend the Meeting.

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 open on 3rd May 2021 and close on 2nd July 2021. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application on 2nd August 2021.

Previous Award Recipients:

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


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