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Michael Pittilo Essay Prize

student_health_map_500xNow in its seventh year, this prestigious award is named after the late Professor Michael Pittilo, Vice Chancellor of Robert Gordon University, a scientist, educationalist and champion of inter-professional education. This essay prize is open to all health and social care students in the UK.

This year’s title is:

“Food the forgotten medicine; how can clinicians and patients maximise its potential benefits?”

Entries should consider the roles of patient dignity, self-management, health promotion, illness prevention, health worker resilience. Where possible please provide examples of good practice or innovation, projects are also welcomed.

Please send your 1500 word essays to by the deadline (Tuesday 29th March 2016).

Download the poster here.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Read essays from past winners

2012 essay prize

2013 essay prize

2014 essay prize

2015 essay prize

The Michael Pittilo Essay Prize is made possible by the generous support of Waitrose.