The Rose Prize : For original work in the History of General Practice

The Rose Prize

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and The Royal College of General Practitioners are pleased to announce the Rose Prize Winner,  2015,  was Dr Christopher Timmis for  “Dr Fraser Rose – A leader of General Practitioners at a Time of Crisis”.

This prize commemorates William Rose, Apothecary of London, whose court case of 1701-1704 established the legal foundation of General Practice in England and Fraser Rose, a co-founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and the Royal College of General Practitioners are pleased to announce that the Rose Prize for original work in the History of General Practice in the British Isles was awarded June 2015.
 
Submissions will open shortly,  invitations from all historians and lay historians with an interest in general practice either as individuals or as a group who are, or who have been, involved in primary health care in the British Isles. The work should be original and specifically written for the Rose Prize, with demonstrable emphasis on primary source material. It should also be appropriately illustrated and suitably bound. Any topic on the History of General Practice in the British Isles may be chosen.

Typescript entries should be between 4-6,000 words. Submissions in other media will be accepted provided that they are of comparable intellectual rigour. Publication will be encouraged.
 
The winner(s) will have their name(s) engraved on the plinth of the Rose Bowl, which they will keep for two years, and they will also receive a suitably inscribed certificate. There is also a prize of £200.

The prize, which is to be awarded biennially, has been funded jointly by The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and the RCGP.

The Royal College of General Practitioners will be hosting The Rose Prize, 2017. Please see guidelines for future reference: 2015 Rose Prize 

Closing Date: Friday, 13 January 2017
 
For further details contact:
Kate Messent
RCGP
30 Euston Square
LONDON, NW1 2FB
secretariat@rcgp.org.uk 0203 188 7434 

or

For further details contact:
Maria Ferran, Faculty Coordinator
Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy
Telephone: 020 7236 1189
Email: FacultyHP@apothecaries.org