The John Horder Award in Health 2017, UK

Publish Date: Mar 24, 2017

Deadline: May 01, 2017

A prize of £1500 to an Interprofessional team working within the primary and health and social care care community in the UK or abroad

The General Practice and Primary Health Care Section Council, RSM and The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofesssional Education (CAIPE) will jointly award this annual award to an interprofessional team working within the community demonstrating outstanding principles of collaborative working.


Dr John Horder was both a past President of the General Practice with Primary Health Care Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and the founder of CAIPE, serving as its first Chairman then President.These organisations share his values.

The award

The annual award is offered to a team working in the community and submissions will be assessed by representatives from both organisations. Candidates are not limited to the UK but the documentation should be completed in English. The award will consist of a prize of £1500 (£750 annually from each organisation).


The submitting teams are asked to produce two documents:

  • Document 1 will consist of a factual and descriptive report on all or part of their interprofessional team working being presented for consideration.
  • Document 2 will consist of evidence demonstrating how the work presented fulfils the principles of interprofessional team working. (For further details see below).

The preparation and presentation of each submission should anticipate further collaborative working with definite outcomes designed to improve patient care. There is an overall limit of 4000 words covering both documents. The award will be presented alternatively by the two organisations. Representatives from the successful team will be asked to give a presentation based on their submission just before the John Horder Lecture which this year will be held on the evening of 14/6/17.

The principles of collaborative working (document 2)

Candidates will need to provide evidence that they applied the following principles of collaborative working: That they

  • Focused on the needs of individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of care, health outcomes and wellbeing in the practice environment
  • Respected individuality, difference and diversity within and between the professions and all with whom they learned and worked
  • Enabled the professions involved to learn with, from and about each other to optimise exchange of experience and expertise.
  • Demonstrated collaboration at the heart of all processes.
  • Enabled each profession to improve its practice to complement that of others.
  • Improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
  • Enhanced team and individual morale and motivation, and developed effective interprofessional working relationships
  • Reflected on the process and learned from the experience, demonstrating how this can inform further practice.

The closing date for applications will be 1/5/17.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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