Clinical Teaching Excellence and Development Awards 2020-21

On behalf of Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) wishes to encourage and reward excellent undergraduate clinical teaching in the NHS in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Our aim is to support the development of medical, healthcare and dental staff in this area.

Teaching Excellence awards are available to individuals or teams in the NHS or General Practice, to support their further development in clinical teaching. Awards are not restricted to medical staff and are open to all healthcare staff who are currently teaching the University of Leeds’ medical or dental students and are planning to continue their involvement in teaching.

Development awards are available for junior staff who are starting out on their career in medical education and will not yet be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching over several years but can show that they have already received good student feedback, and are active in clinical teaching.

Successful award winners will be offered a funding contribution towards the Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education programme or the Masters in Medical Education, delivered by LIME, School of Medicine, University of Leeds.

Read more about last year’s winners.

The Postgraduate Certificate and Masters in Clinical Education are inter-professional courses highly relevant to all experienced healthcare and healthcare-related practitioners involved in education and learning in clinical or HEIs:

You can download the awards flyer for more information and an application form can be dowloaded to submit a written application.

You can also submit a online application through this link.

All applicants

Applicants may self-nominate but all applicants must provide the agreement of their employer that their application is supported with:

  • the signature of the organisation’s Medical Director/Director of Medical Education or lead GP partner on the form, and
  • a supporting statement from the Medical Director or lead GP partner

Applicants must be employed by an organisation or practice (not University) that teaches Leeds medical or dental undergraduates.

Recipients of awards from previous years may not submit applications based on previous applications.

Apart from the supporting statement referred to above, attachments are NOT allowed but the judging panel reserves the right to request additional evidence or references.  Applicants must observe word limits. 

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 26th February 2021.  Awards will be notified in March/April 2021.


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Cait Dennis:

Submit a online application or email your supporting documents to

Application forms (word document) can be submitted electronically to: