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Medals and Awards

This page contains information about the medals and awards which BAUS makes on an annual basis.

BAUS members can nominate an individual for any of the awards, provided nominations are open (notified via the notification on the homepage).   All nominations should be emailed to the BAUS Office, from whom further information can also be obtained, using the email link under each heading (below).

Review Process

The nominations for the St Peter's Medal, St Paul's Medal, BAUS Gold Medal, Karl Storz Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope Award, BAUS Certificate of Distinction and the USANZ Conference Visitor Award are considered by the Medals and Awards Committee which is made up of BAUS Trustees, Council Members and previous medal winners. Each member of the committee anonymously ranks the nominees. The results of the ranking are then discussed at a Medals and Awards Committee Meeting.


St Peter's Medal

St Peter's medal

In 1948, Mr Bernard Walsh kindly presented the Association with the die of a medal to be known as the St Peter’s Medal (pictured left).

It is awarded to any subject of the British Isles or Commonwealth who has made a notable contribution to the advancement of urology.

The award is presented at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in June each year.

Nominations for this award are now closed

Previous recipients of the St Peter's Medal

1949 JB Macalpine 1995 John P Pryor
1951 Ronald Ogier Ward & Terence J Millin 1996 W Brian Peeling
1954 A Clifford Morson 1997 Joseph C Smith
1959 Leslie N Pyrah 1998 Philip G Ransley
1960 Cuthbert E Dukes 1999 James G Gow & William F Hendry
1962 David Band 2000 J Clive Gingell
1964 Sir Eric Riches 2001 David E Neal
1965 Arthur Jacobs 2002 Anthony R Mundy
1967 David Innes Williams 2003 Hugh N Whitfield
1968 Henry Hamilton Stewart 2004 John Fitzpatrick
1969 John Swinney 2005 James Bramble & Roger Kirby
1970 Sir Michael Woodruff 2006 Alison Brading & Patricia Neville
1971 Dennis S Poole-Wilson 2007 Christine Evans & Christopher Woodhouse
1973 David M Wallace 2008 Gordon Williams
1974 Alec W Badenoch 2009 Paul Abrams
1975 Howard G Hanley 2010 Clare Fowler
1976 John P Mitchell 2011 Christopher Chapple
1977 John D Fergusson 2012 Freddie Hamdy
1978 Richard Turner-Warwick 2013 Malcolm Lucas
1979 Harold H Hopkins 2014 Ian Eardley & Timothy B Hargreave
1980 J Herbert Johnston 2015 Pat Malone (watch video)
1981 Roger CB Pugh 2016 Margaret Knowles
1982 John P Blandy 2017 Robert Pickard (view images)
1983 W Keith Yates 2018 Noel Clarke
1984 GF Murnaghan 2019 Ruaraidh MacDonagh (view image)
1985 John Wickham    
1986 Norman Gibbon    
1987 Giles Brindley    
1989 Geoffrey Chisholm    
1990 David G Thomas    
1991 John L Williams    
1993 Robert E Williams    
1994 Robert H Whitaker    
 

St Paul's Medal

Richard Turner-Warwick

In 1989, Mr Richard Turner-Warwick (pictured) kindly presented the Association with the die of a medal to be known as the St. Paul’s Medal.

It is awarded to distinguished colleagues from overseas whose contributions to the Association in particular and to UK urology in general BAUS Council particularly wishes to appreciate and honour.

The award is presented at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in June each year.

Nominations for this award are now closed

Previous recipients of the St Paul's Medal

1989 Willard E Goodwin & Harry M Spence 2008 Jack McAninch
1990 Rudolf Hohenfellner 2009 Ralph Clayman
1991 Frank Hinman Jr 2010 Steven K Wilson
1992 Mohammed Ghoneim 2011 Jens-Uwe Stolzenberg
1993 Dara K Karanjavala 2012 Mahesh Desai
1994 Adib H Rizvi & Ernst K Zingg 2013 Glenn Preminger
1995 Edward P Arnold 2014 Culley Carson
1996 Robert D Jeffs & James F Glenn 2015 Mark Soloway
1997 Frans M Debruyne 2016 Jay Smith
1998 J Lester Eschleman 2017 Anthony Costello
1999 William R Turner Jr 2018 Alan Partin
2000 Fritz H Schröder 2019 Alex Mottrie (view image)
2001 E Darracott Vaughan    
2002 Howard Snyder III    
2003 Michael Marberger & George Webster    
2004 Andrew Novick    
2005 Donald Coffey    
2006 John Quartey (posthumously) & Inderbir Gill    
2007 Urs E Studer    
 


BAUS Gold Medal

BAUS gold medalIn 2008, Professor Tony Mundy (then President of BAUS) and BAUS Council agreed to institute a Gold Medal (pictured) to complement the St Peter’s Medal. The Gold Medal is awarded to an individual (who may or may not be a clinician) who has contributed to the development and advancement of British urology as a corporate entity. This is distinct from the award of the St Peter’s Medal which is given for a notable contribution to the science and practice of urological surgery.

The medals are awarded by Council on the recommendation of a Medals and Awards Committee, the membership of which includes the current President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary. Up to four previous medallists attend and no Committee member is eligible for an award.

The award is presented at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in June each year.

Nominations for this award are now closed

Previous recipients of the BAUS Gold Medal

2009 Nicholas George 2018 Sam McClinton
2010 Michael Wallace & Peter Whelan 2019 Kieran O'Flynn (view image)
2011 Michael Bishop    
2012 David Tolley & Nigel Bullock    
2013 Justin Vale    
2014 Julian Shah    
2015 Adrian Joyce    
2016 Tim Terry    
2017 Stephen Payne    
 

Karl Storz Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope Award

Storz endoscopeIn 2000 Karl Storz Endoscopy (UK) Ltd generously offered to sponsor the annual award of the Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope.

The award is given to urologists who have made a significant and lasting contribution to urology. They must be UK Members of The British Association of Urological Surgeons and within ten years of their first consultant appointment. The purpose of the award is to recognise excellence in young urologists.

The Award is made by Council on the recommendation of a Medals and Awards Committee the membership of which includes the President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary and three elected members of Council.

Nominations for this award are now closed

Previous recipients of the Golden Telescope Award

2001 David Cranston (Oxford) 2014 Jim Catto (Sheffield)
2002 Freddie Hamdy (Sheffield) 2015 Tony Riddick (Cambridge & Edinburgh)
2003 Noel Clarke (Manchester) 2016 John McGrath (Exeter)
2004 Killian Mellon (Leicester) 2017 Oliver Wiseman (Cambridge)
2005 Stephen Langley (Guildford) 2018 Asif Muneer (London)
2006 Prokar Dasgupta (London) 2019 Ben Challacombe (London) view image
2007 Mark Emberton (London)    
2008 Hing Leung (Glasgow)    
2009 Tim O'Brien (London)    
2010 Nick Watkin (London)    
2011 Suks Minhas (London)    
2012 Ian Pearce (Manchester)    
2013 Paul Jones (Swansea)    
 


John Anderson Award

John Anderson was an inspirational man.  This award was instigated by John’s family and seeks to recognize an individual who has contributed to urology in an outstanding or inspirational way. 

Nominations can be for an outstanding Trainee, Consultant or Associate Urological Specialist (AUS) who is a BAUS Member in good standing.

For trainees, nominations should be submitted jointly by the relevant regional TPD together with the respective SAC Regional Representative: for Consultants & AUS, nominations should be submitted by two Full (Consultant) BAUS members in good standing. Nominations should be in the form of a citation of up to 500 words, clearly stating the category of application (see below) and the reasons the nominee should be considered for this prestigious award.

The three categories will be considered by the Awards Panel when assessing nominations: 

  • Category 1: a single event of critical importance to a patient or to the urological community as a whole,
  • Category 2: an individual who has contributed to urology in an outstanding or inspirational way, or
  • Category 3: consistent commitment to the highest quality patient care (something about which John was passionate), as demonstrated by:

For trainees

  • dedication to training well in excess of normal expectations;
  • outstanding feedback from trainers;
  • evidence of consistent activity above & beyond the training programme to the benefit of patients or the speciality of urology; or
  • demonstration of humanitarian or civic capabilities in addition to significant academic prowess.

For Consultants & Associate Urological Specialists

  • evidence of instigating novel high-quality standards of care from the outset of a Consultant/AUS appointment;
  • evidence of excellence in teaching and training of juniors, students and/or the lay public; or
  • demonstration of excellence in terms of charitable fund-raising, humanitarian acts or civic achievement.

Given the criteria above, an award may not necessarily be made every year. The awards panel will include John's widow, Sarah (or her nominated representative). The Award is presented by the President at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in June each year.

Nominations for this award are now closed

Previous winners of the John Anderson award

2014 Krishna Narahari (Cardiff)    
2015 Ben Grey (Manchester)    
2016 Ans Khan (Wishaw)    
2017 Ben Eddy (Canterbury)    
2018 No award made    
2019 Veeru Kasivisvanathan (view image)    
 

BAUS Certificate of Distinction

In 2000 BAUS Council decided to create an award to recognise individuals who have had a long and significant relationship with the Association, its Annual Meeting and, most importantly, its annual exhibition. 

Individuals honoured with this award will have shown a continuing interest and awareness of the Association & its educational activities, and will be held in high regard by the membership of BAUS. We are not only interested in individuals from “head office” but also welcome local nominees.

The Certificate is awarded by Council on the recommendation of a Medals and Awards Committee, the membership of which includes the President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary and three elected members of Council.

The Certificate is presented by the President at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in June each year.

Nominations for this award are now closed

Previous winners of the BAUS Certificate of Distinction

2001 Stuart Greengrass
Richard Greenhalgh
Roger Lewis
Stuart Payne
KeyMed
Schering Health Care
Lewis Medical
SG & P Payne
2002 Bracken O'Hara Merck Sharp Dohme
2003 Janis Olohan Bullet Communications & Avenue HKM
2004 Mike Grimes
Peter Hawkins
AstraZeneca UK Ltd
KeyMed
2005 Nigel Webster Merck Sharp Dohme
2006 Julian Foster
Penny Grant
Tyco Healthcare
Video South Medical Television
2007 Leighton Jones Cook UK
2008 Roger Frais Cariad Technologies
2009 In 2009, no award was made but BAUS Council presented a lifetime achievement award to:
Richard Greenhalgh, Karl Storz Endoscopy UK Ltd
2010 Hazel Edwards AMS UK Ltd
2011 Glyn Burtt Olympus Medical
2012 Alan Loughnane
Simon Moon
Cook UK
Astellas Pharma
2013 Laura Knight
Richard Lawrence
GSK
Olympus Medical
2014 Robin Penberthy Genesis Medical
2015 Danielle Booth Olympus Medical
2016 Nick Roberts
Trevor Marsh
Boston Scientific
Olympus
2017 Marcus Raphael Coloplast
2018 No award  
2019 No award  
 

USANZ Conference Visitor

USANZ 2020 will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales from 10 to 17 March 2020. Click the USANZ logo (left) for further information.

Applications are invited from UK Members of BAUS who are planning to be in Australia at the time of the meeting, either working or travelling. Please note that you are not able to apply if you have previously received this award.

Applicants should note that the award of registration will include attendance at all standard dinners and events that are equivalent to Full Member registration at the meeting. 

Nominations for this award are now closed