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Specialist Trainee Awards

The BAUS Section of Trainees currently makes two awards each year - these 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.

Once nominations are open, a link will be provided to allow access to the nomination form. 

Nominations for the 2021 Silver Cystoscope Award are not yet open

Previous winners of the Silver Cystoscope

YEAR WINNING TRAINER & TRAINER'S BASE  
2013 Mr Kieran O’Flynn - Salford Royal Hospital  
2014 Mr Tim Terry - Leicester General Hospital  
2015 Mr Owen Hughes - University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff  
2016 The late Prof Rob Pickard - Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne  
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
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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, together with a £1000 educational grant, at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Each region may nominate one outstanding trainee from their area for consideration of the award; regional BSoT reps should contact their local trainees for potential nominations.  If required, a vote within the region will be organised to decide who gets the nomination.

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

Once nominations are open, a link will be provided to allow access to the nomination form. 

Nominations for the 2021 Bronze Cystoscope Award are not yet open

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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