Mersey Prizes

Information & Previous Winners

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Prizes

The Mersey Orthopaedic Prizes have a very substantial endowment from a number of individual donations and are awarded annually to two outstanding trainees, one prize for junior trainees, one prize for more senior trainees. The criteria for the two prizes are different because the aims are different.

Braithwaite Prize

Ian Braithwaite, National Trainer of the Year 2011, ran the teaching programme 2005 to 2012.

This prize is open to Mersey T&O trainees including overseas trainees.

This prize is for the best performance in the annual MCQ by a ST3 or ST4 trainee.

The aim of the prize is to encourage study during the first two years of orthopaedic training.

The prize consists of a returnable Trophy, a certificate and £200 (currently).

The decision is made by the TPD and the consultant who runs the MCQ, ratified by the ARCP panel.

The eligibility criteria and award criteria are set by the Trustees.

The Prize is awarded at Registrars’ Day.

Klenerman Gold Medal

Leslie Klenerman, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in Liverpool from 1987 to 1995.

Prize given in his memory, open to Mersey T&O trainees including overseas trainees.

The prize is awarded to the best trainee in the academic year they first sit and pass the FRCSOrth.

Significant consideration will be performance in the final FRCSOrth exam, and the award criteria are also based on the annual placement criteria over two years. Scoring domains include Knowledge (performance in the Mersey MCQ and FRCSOrth), Engagement with education and training, Committee work, Research. Knowledge domain score is positively weighted (50%).

The prize consists of a Gold Medal which the winner keeps, a certificate and £300 (currently).

The decision is made by the ARCP panel and TPD.

The eligibility criteria and award criteria are set by the Trustees.

The Gold Medal is awarded at Registrars’ Day.

Braithwaite Prize

Klenerman Prize

Previous Winners/Trustees

Winners

The Braithwaite Prize was first awarded in 2016.

Previous winners have been:

2016    Matt Nagy

2017    David Hawkes

2018    Mo As-Sultany

2019    Laura Blackburn

2020    Thomas Cash

The Klenerman Gold Medal was first awarded in 2018

Previous winners have been:

2018    Nick Peterson

2019    Sara Shelton (née Dorman)

2020    David Hawkes

Trustees

The Mersey Orthopaedic Prizes are overseen by five Trustees, but the actual decisions regarding the winners are made by the TPD and the ARCP panel.

The Trustees currently are:

Mr Kerin – ex officio as TPD

Mr Bhalaik – treasurer

Mr Duckett – secretary

Mr Braithwaite

Mr Peterson – junior representation