The Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2021 – closing soon!

14 Oct 2020

14 Oct 2020

The RCP's Excellence in Patient Care Awards (EPCA) aim to recognise, celebrate and promote the work that physicians do to improve patient care through education, policy, clinical practice and research.

Thank you to all the teams and individuals that have entered, and a huge thank you to the judging who were involved. The winners have been announced as part of a virtual ceremony 13-19 May 2020. Join in the conversation by using the hashtag #EPCA2020 on social media.

Award categories

Our categories are:

  • Digital award
  • Innovation award
  • International award
  • Medical education and training award
  • Person-centred care award
  • Quality improvement award
  • Research award
  • Welfare and wellbeing award
  • Contribution to the profession award (nomination only)


EPCA 2020 winners receive:

  • £1,000
  • a commemorative plaque
  • promotion of their winning project by the RCP.

EPCA 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold a dedicated awards ceremony this year. Instead, we announced the winners during a virtual ceremony between 13–19 May 2020.

The booklet of winners and finalists created for EPCA 2020 can be downloaded below.

EPCA 2020 on RCP Player

In a short series of videos on RCP Player, the EPCA 2020 winners of the person-centred care, welfare and wellbeing, and research awards have spoken to us in-depth about their winning projects.

In one video, Dr Chris Speers talks about the scope of Moving Medicine and how it impacts patient-centred care. In another, Dr Michael Blaber from the Professionals together scheme talks about aiming to equip and empower FY1 doctors as they move into the profession. In the third video, Dr Colin Rees discusses the winning research project, to deliver world-leading endoscopy research across the UK, and the impact this research has had.

EPCA 2020 winners and finalists booklet 12.69 MB