The 2019 John Horder Award.
The General Practice and Primary Health Care Section Council, RSM and The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofesssional Education (CAIPE) will jointly award this annual award to an interprofessional team working within the community demonstrating outstanding principles of collaborative working.
- John Horder, CBE. FRCGP
John Horder pioneered primary care to critical acclaim as senior partner in the Kentish Town General Practice in North London establishing andproviding support and development for a 28 strong multidisciplinary primary health care team. He is credited with establishing General Practice as a respected discipline within medicine. With others he founded the Royal College of General Practitioners (as it became) and served as its president from 1979 – 82. He was involved in developing both postgraduate and undergraduate education in General Practice and was appointed Visiting Professor of General Practice at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1984.He was President of the Section of General Practice of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1967/8 and was Senior Vice President of the RSM in 1988/9.
John was an Adviser to the WHO and a fellow at The King’s Fund. In addition he was appointed a Wolfson Travelling Fellow of the Royal Society and in this role travelled widely throughout Europe and led the Leeuwenhorst Group collaborating with like-minded doctors to promote primary care internationally.
Cardiac problems obliged him to retire from general practice in 1981. Recovering well, John looked for new opportunities and CAIPE was one. Anne Loxley (social work teacher), Michael Carmi (GP) and Valerie Packer (health visitor) who had been pioneering interprofessional short courses at the Middlesex Polytechnic seized the opportunity. They invited John to chair the planning group for the national body about which they had dreamt. He agreed readily, chairing the committee, soliciting fundsand convening conferences leading to the launch in 1987 of “The National Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education in Primary Health Care” (as CAIPE was called in its early years), becoming its first chair and later president.
CAIPE presented John with the opportunity to paint the ideals that had inspired his work in Kentish Town on a broader canvas. For him shared learning between professions was practice based teamwork augmented by conferences and workshops, reflecting and reinforcing similar developments then taking hold throughout the UK. His perception broadened as “interprofessional education” (the term promoted by CAIPE enshrined in its title) spread beyond primary care laying foundations for teamwork and collaborative practice in undergraduate studies in universities. He valued perspectives introduced by colleagues from other disciplines and professions, but held fast to practice as the bedrock.
More than a doctor, John was a talented water colourist, an accomplished organist and devoted family man supported by Elizabeth, his wife and GP partner. Espousing holistic care, wholeness was exemplified in his very being. Candour about his recurrent depression helps to explain his particular interest in mental health and his identification with the suffering of others.
For his obituarist in The Times (20/6/12), John
“was gentle and softly spoken but this belied his quiet determination. Teaching by example and leading by persuasion were always his preferred methods. He never instructed or insisted and he had a talent for listening. He was accessible and approachable and inspired all who knew him with the breadth of his knowledge, wisdom and personal example.”
Hugh Barr and Richard Gray
- The award.
The annual award is offered to a team working in the community and submissions will be assessed by representatives from both organisations. Candidates are not be limited to the UK but the documentation should be completed in English. The award will consist of a prize of £1500 (£750 annually from each organisation).
The submitting teams are asked to produce one document consisting of:
- A factual and descriptive report on all or part of their interprofessional team working being presented for consideration.
- Evidence demonstrating how the work presented fulfils the principles of interprofessional team working. (For further details see below).
- The preparation and presentation of each submission should anticipate further collaborative working with definite outcomes designed to improve patient care.
The above three areas form the basis for the assessment criteria to award the prize.
There is a limit of 4000 words.
The award will be presented alternatively by the two organisations. Representatives from the successful team will be asked to give a presentation based on their submission at the CAIPE AGM on 13/6/19.
- The principles of collaborative working.
Candidates will need to provide evidence that they applied the following principles of collaborative working:
- i) Focused on the needs of individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of care, health outcomes and wellbeing in the practice environment
- ii) Respected individuality, difference and diversity within and between the professions and all with whom they learned and worked
- iii) Enabled the professions involved to learn with, from and about each other to optimise exchange of experience and expertise.
- iv) Demonstrated collaboration at the heart of all processes.
- v) Enabled each profession to improve its practice to complement that of others.
- vi) Improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
- vii) Enhanced team and individual morale and motivation, and developed effective interprofessional working relationships.
- viii) Reflected on the process and learned from the experience, demonstrating how this can inform further practice.
The closing date for applications will be 1/5/19
The John Horder Student Award
This annual essay award will be offered to a student who has been involved with interprofessional learning or working, within the community. The essay will reflect the experience and learning achieved. The award be offered jointly by The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) and the General Practice with Primary Heath Care Section of the RSM.
The John Horder Student Award will be in addition, but separate from, the present John Horder Award given annually to an interprofessional team from within the community demonstrating outstanding principles of collaborative working.
- The award.
The annual award will be offered to a pre-qualifying student from all health and social care professions who has participated in interprofessional learning and working in the community. The purpose of the award is to highlight the importance of inter-professional working and learning.
The submission will be assessed by representatives from both organisations. Candidates should not be limited to the UK but the documentation should be completed in English. It is proposed that the award should consist of a prize of £150.
The submitting students are asked to produce an essay entitled: ‘Describe and discuss an example of inter-professional working or learning with which you have been involved.’
There will be an overall limit of 1500 words.
The 2019 award will be presented at the CAIPE AGOM on 13/6/19.
- Guidelines and marking criteria.
Candidates will need to provide the following:
- i) Description of the student’s experience of interprofessional learning and collaborative working
- ii) Application of academic learning to the case described. References to the literature must be included.
iii) Degree of reflection on the student’s experience.
The closing date for applications will be 1/5/19.