With a 1st prize for the winning poem in the Open and in the NHS category of £5,000, and £500 for the Young Poet award, the Hippocrates prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.
Listen to discussion about Hippocrates NHS shortlist between Hippocrates judge, Robert Francis QC, and the BBC’s Martha Kearney on the World at One on Thursday 10th April.
Competing for the UK NHS 2014 Hippocrates £5000 first prize are dentist Paula Cunningham from Belfast, Valerie Laws from Whitley Bay, who has worked as a poet with pathologists and neuroscientists, and Ellen Storm, a trainee in paediatrics and child health in the Mersey region.
The 2014 Hippocrates Awards will be presented at the close of the 5th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine in London on Saturday 10th May.
Press release about the Hippocrates Young Poet Award
Press release about the Hippocrates International Open and NHS Awards