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Specialist Trainee Awards

The BAUS Section of Trainees currently makes two awards each year - the Silver Cystoscope & the Bronze Cystoscope. The recipients of these awards, since their instigation, are shown below:


The Silver Cystoscope Award

This award recognises excellence in surgical training, and was instigated in 2013 by Mr Ben Grey, now a Consultant Urologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary, whilst he was Chair of SURG (now BSoT).


The Silver Cystoscope (pictured in the hands of Mr Oliver Wiseman, 2018 winner) is presented on an annual basis to the Consultant voted as the "Best Trainer" in UK & Irish urology. Since its inception, the award has been generously sponsored by Karl Storz UK.

Candidates are proposed by trainees from the UK & Ireland, and the award is voted for by the BSoT members.  The Silver Cystoscope will be awarded at BAUS 2022 to an outstanding trainer, who has gone above and beyond to consistently deliver excellent training either regionally or nationally, or to have improved training at a national level for all urological trainees.

Nominations for the 2022 awards have now closed.

Previous winners of the Silver Cystoscope

YEAR WINNING TRAINER  
2013 Mr Kieran O’Flynn - Salford Royal Hospital No image available
2014 Mr Tim Terry - Leicester General Hospital No image available
2015 Mr Owen Hughes - University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff No image available
2016 The late Prof Rob Pickard - Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne No image available
2017

Prof Shamim Khan (left of picture) - Guy's Hospital, London - receiving his award from Kieran O'Flynn, President of BAUS during the 2017 BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting at the Scottish Exhibition Campus (SEC) in Glasgow

2018

Mr Oliver Wiseman (right of picture) - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge - receiving his award from Jonathan Noël, BSoT Chair, during the 2018 BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting at The BT Convention Centre in Liverpool

2019 Mr Herman Fernando (right of picture) - Royal Stoke University Hospital, North Midlands - receiving his award from Luke Forster, BSoT Chair, during the 2019 BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting at the Scottish Exhibition Campus (SEC) in Glasgow
2020 Mr Hari Ratan - Nottingham University Hospital, West Midlands
Image of the presentation not currently available ...
Awarded during the 2020 BAUS Virtual Scientific Meeting
2021 Mr Frank O'Brien - Cork University Hospital - with his award, presented virtually during the 2021 BAUS Virtual Scientific Meeting
2022 Mr Ian Pearce - Manchester Royal Infirmary - award to be presented on 15 June 2022 during the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in Birmingham
 

The Bronze Cystoscope Award

As part of their merger with BAUS in 2018, BSoT has introduced an award to celebrate an outstanding UK or Irish urology trainee, voted for by their fellow trainees.


The Bronze Cystoscope (pictured in the hands of Mr Philip Polson, 2019 winner) is presented to a trainee who has excelled in any area, including (but not limited to) clinical practice, academia and extra-curricular achievements.  This may be given to individuals who have, for example been outstanding mentors, charity fundraisers, scientific achievers, or have simply been hard-working, reliable colleagues deserving of recognition.

The successful trainee will be presented with the award at BAUS 2022, together with a £1000 educational grant, at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Trainees may nominate a trainee by providing a 200 word supporting statement using the nomination form (see below for link). The deadline for nominations is 17:00hr on Sunday 30 January 2022.  Each region may nominate one outstanding trainee from their area for consideration of the award.  If required, a vote within the region will be organised to decide who gets the nomination.  The nominees chosen at regional selection will be judged by the BSoT Executive Committee.  

Since its inception, the award has been generously sponsored by Karl Storz UK.

Nominations for the 2022 awards have now closed.

Previous winners of the Bronze Cystoscope

YEAR WINNING TRAINEE  
2019 The inaugural Bronze Cystoscope award was presented by Mr Luke Forster, BSoT chair (left of picture) to Mr Philip Polson, West Midlands Deanery, during the 2019 BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting at the Scottish Exhibition Campus (SEC) in Glasgow
2020 Mr Nicholas Campain - South West Deanery
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Awarded during the 2020 BAUS Virtual Scientific Meeting
2021 Ms Katie Chan - Peninsular Deanery - with her award, presented virtually during the 2021 BAUS Virtual Scientific Meeting
2022 Ms Nadine McCauley - Wales Deanery - award to be presented at the 2022 BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in Birmingham