Annual Awards and Prizes:

The FPH Service Awards provides formal recognition for members who support us by volunteering their time and expertise through sitting in one of our core roles, such as acting as an Examiner, a CPD Coordinator or chairing our committees. The FPH Service Award allows us to celebrate the long term contributions that our members make and marks our gratitude for their dedication to the Faculty. 

Please see below the different awards and prizes we have to offer. 

This prize is endowed by Professor Alwyn Smith on his retirement as President of the Faculty in 1986. A medal and certificate are normally awarded annually to the FPH member or fellow judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the health of the public by either research or practice in community medicine (public health medicine).

The prize is awarded at the discretion of the current FPH president.

Nomination form


Established by Dr Wilfrid and Mrs Hilary Harding in 1990, a certificate and cheque are normally awarded biennially to a member judged to have made the most outstanding effort and achievement on behalf of FPH.

Nomination form 


In honour of the first President of the Faculty, the late Professor Archie Cochrane, a medal and cheque are normally awarded each year to an undergraduate student to support an educational activity in the field of public health medicine.



Named in honour of the late Sir John Brotherston, past President of the Faculty, a prize is normally awarded annually for the best essay or research on a public health topic written by a student of medicine or young graduate prior to full registration.


Established in 1996 by Michael O'Brien, past President of the Faculty, a medal and cheque are normally awarded annually for outstanding performance in the MFPH Part A examination.


Dr June Crown, past President of the Faculty, and her husband, Dr Sidney Crown, endowed an annual award starting in 1999 whose purpose is to assist young members of FPH (particularly those working within the National Health Service) to gain experience or further training outside the United Kingdom.



The prize is awarded in March each year to the candidate with the highest score in the Part B MFPH (OSPHE) examination at their first attempt.

Eligibility for the competition will be restricted to those recognised as Specialist Registrar/Specialist Trainee Members in Public Health on the date of the submission of Part B of the Examination for Membership of FPH.


This prize was instituted by Dorothy Hedderwick to commemorate the centenary of the appointment of her father, Sir Henry Duncan Littlejohn, as Medical Officer for the City of Edinburgh, and of his friend, Sir William Tennant Gairdner, as Medical Officer of Health for the City of Glasgow.

A medal and cheque are normally awarded annually to a candidate who is undertaking a general public health training and showing outstanding potential in making a contribution to public health in Scotland. Candidates must have passed Part A MFPH examination at their first attempt.


Dr Ann Thomas joined FPH in 1982 and continued to work as a consultant in public health in Wales. She had keen interest in supporting new trainees who entered the specialty. On her death in October 2004 she kindly left a sum of money to be invested to provide a prize linked to a FPH examination for trainees who had a Welsh connection.


Health is global and the FPH recognises that global public health practice is an important part of achieving our mission of better health for all. Many of our members contribute to this work in a variety of different ways and in different parts of the world, promoting public health practice as well as engaging in projects which promote the health of populations. The Sian Griffiths Global Public Health Award recognises these achievements in global public health often in difficult circumstances.

Regulations and nomination form

To recognise the vital contributions of its members by way of a trainer award, a prize is normally awarded each year to two Educational Supervisors who demonstrate educational impact, exceptional commitment and/or innovation to the specialty in their remit as a trainer.

 Regulations and application form

An award shall each year be given for the best piece of work, including papers, policies, posters, presentations, audits or research, on a public health topic seeking to improve the health of black and minority ethnic communities or reduce health inequalities in the United Kingdom.



FPH are introducing an award to recognise the outstanding work of its staff. 
FPH staff work with our members in a variety of different roles and often for many years at a time. Our members wish to reward the staff team’s hard work and long-standing achievements.

Nominations for the award may be for any aspect of FPH work, including individual projects or outstanding contributions to an area of FPH core services, and must be supported by two members or fellows. Any current paid employee of FPH or former employees who have left a paid position at FPH within the previous 12 months are eligible to be nominated, with the exception of the Senior Management Team.

Nominations are now open for this year’s award and will close on 1st February. Please click through for the criteria, draft regulations and a nomination form can be downloaded here.

If you are aware of some outstanding work within FPH but unsure who should be recognised for this, please email:

The FPH Synergy Award recognises an individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to, or success in, collaboration on behalf of FPH with another organisation and has been effective in developing a synergistic relationship as part of an outward-facing approach to driving forward public health objectives. This award has been established by Lindsey Davies, President of FPH from 2011 until 2014

Entries are open to anyone who is either a member of FPH, within any category, or is part of the FPH staff team.

Nominations can be from any member of FPH committee or special interest group, anyone holding a position in FPH (such as a faculty adviser, mentor, etc.) or any member of staff. Nominations must be submitted to
Application form


This award is sponsored by Professor Sarah Stewart Brown with the aim of encouraging and promoting leadership and innovation in public mental health in the UK among members of the public health community. The prize is £500 and the deadline for nominations is 7 May. Please submit your proposal to in no longer than 500 words – describing how your project meets the criteria for the award.

The Faculty of Public Health, recognizing the public good which results rom the translation by their members and fellows of public health research into services, infrastructure and the environment has established its new Bazalgette Fellowship. These honorary appointments commemorate and seek to maintain the tradition of Joseph Bazalgette, chief engineer to London's metropolitan board of works in the mid-19th century who, through his design of an efficient sewage system, did much to eradicate cholera across the city. Importantly, throughout this work, Bazalgette continued to train young civil engineers and provide independent advice to other British towns and cities - as well as places as far apart as Budapest and Port Louis, Mauritius. In the same tradition, recipients of this FPH honour will be scholars who, especially as team leaders, have translated research to the benefit of UK population health.

Faculty Fellows who wish to be considered for a Bazalgette Fellowship should submit their CV and a summary of not more than 1,000 words of their work to translate their research and itsimpact on public health practice and/or policy to. A list of publications should be included together with evidence of research impact. Applications will be considered by the Faculty Awards and Prizes Committee. Nominations must be  sent to