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William Cullen Prize

The William Cullen Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the William Cullen Prize for Service Innovation are awarded in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 

These prizes recognise a clinician, or clinician and team, as having made a significant contribution to local teaching or service innovation in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 

William Cullen (1710-1790) began his career as a medical lecturer and pioneer teacher of Chemistry at Glasgow University rising to international fame as the leading figure in Edinburgh University medical school and served as president of the RCPE. He was appointed the King's Physician in Scotland and became the most influential medical lecturer of his generation.

William Cullen Prize for Innovation

Lech Rymaszewski was nominated for his work in developing and disseminating the Glasgow Fracture Clinic redesign pathway.  This concept has spread rapidly all over the UK and beyond enhancing Glasgow's openness to change and innovation.  Without Lech’s vision and leadership this concept would not have had such an extensive spread.  His innovative approach to delivery of health care continues to inspire others within the health service.


William Cullen Prize for Teaching 

The Teaching Award winner is the Royal Hospital for Children for their excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in child health and paediatrics over a period of several years.