Fellowships and prizes

We are pleased and honoured to offer the following awards. We present many at RCPCH Conference each year.
Professor Viv Bennett signs the RCPCH Honorary Fellowship election book

Each year we award a small number of individuals, paediatricians and non-paediatricians who have demonstrated a major contribution to Paediatrics and Child Health through research, education or clinical service and leadership.

Professor Viv Bennett, pictured signing at RCPCH Conference, was one of our 2023 Honorary Fellows. With a nursing and health visiting career spanning four decades, she leaves an impressive legacy of championing child health.

We are invite members to submit nominations for the next round by 26 July. 

News about fellowships and prizes


Dr Joseph L Ward wins the Donald Paterson Award 2023

The Donald Paterson Award is granted to the best article on any subject related to paediatrics published or accepted for publication within the previous year. This year the prize has been awarded to Dr Joseph Ward. Dr Ward was nominated the winner for his research paper “Risk factors for PICU adm...

Announcing the 2023 Honorary Fellows

We are pleased to announce the 2023 elected Honorary Fellows. Honorary Fellowship is awarded to a small number of people who are considered by our members to have made a major contribution to paediatrics and child health through research, education, clinical service and leadership.
President's blog

Spotlight on global child health - President's blog

Camilla has a ‘sit up and be counted’ moment over the recent headline that 152 million babies were born prematurely - and at least 10% of those died - over the last decade. The College has its role to play in addressing this sad and unacceptable statistic.