Galen Awards 2021


The annual Galen Medal in Therapeutics was instituted in 1926 and is the Society of Apothecaries’ most prestigious award.

The 2021 Galen Medal is presented to Professor Barron Peter Piot in recognition of recognition of his instrumental work in ensuring that effective and affordable drug therapy for HIV is available globally. His work has directly enabled millions of people living with HIV to receive treatment that has reduced ill health, improved wellbeing, and increased life expectancy. Successful treatment reduces infectiousness and is a key mechanism for preventing onward transmission and thereby ultimately ending HIV as a global public health threat


The William Farr Medal was inaugurated in 2006 and is presented to recognise significant contribution by a medical practitioner to the management of elderly people.

The 2021 Farr Medal is presented to Professor Adam Gordon in recognition of his work as a clinical academic with interests in the implementation of evidence-based models of care to deliver improved health outcomes for older people with frailty, particularly in the care home sector.


To mark the Society’s 400th Anniversary, for doctors at pre-consultant level or those in pharmacy training who have written a published paper on medical therapeutics or public health medicine.

The 2021 Apothecaries’ Prize is awarded to Mr. Jonathan Evans for his paper ‘How long does a hip replacement last? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case series and national registry reports with more than 15 years of follow-up.’