James Spence Medal - call for nominations 2020

Awarded for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in Paediatrics and Child Health, this is the highest honour bestowed by the RCPCH. We once again invite nominations by 17:00, 10 September 2019.

Call for nominations 2020

RCPCH invites nominations from Fellows and Members for this prestigious award.

Persons working in the UK or in any country of the British Commonwealth within the field of clinical or social paediatrics, clinical science, epidemiology or family practice are usually considered for the award, but those working in other countries or in other scientific disciplines are not excluded.


Nominations for the James Spence Medal will only be accepted by completion of the online form (below). A maximum of 500 words is permitted to state the reasons for nominating an individual.

This award is made on the recommendation of Council on the advice of the Nominations Committee. The medal is presented at the RCPCH Conference along with a volume of the collected writings of Sir James Spence.

Submit a nomination

Previous winners

The 2019 winner was Professor Alan Emond, one of the most distinguished UK researchers into issues around paediatrics in the community, including child and adolescent injury, epidemiology and health service evaluation.

See Wikipedia entry about Sir James

See former James Spence Medallists