Peter Fisher Essay Prize 2024

The Peter Fisher Essay Prize, open to all doctors in training, carries a first prize of £500 and second prize of £200. It is now in its seventh year.

It is once again being promoted with the support of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, and the winning entry will be considered for publication in the journal, as well as DFNHS’s own newsletter and website.

This years’s essay title is:

“Non-medical practitioners on the front line –  a help or hindrance to good practice?”

  • Open to all doctors in training.
  • Essays should be under 2000 words (excluding references) and use the title shown above. Entrants should insert their name, current post and email address below the title.
  • The essay must be the original work of the person submitting it, and large language model ‘chatbots’ (such as ChatGPT) must not be used to write the essay.
  • Closing date for submission 31st July 2024.
  • Essays should be submitted by email to: [email protected]
  • Any questions about the competition can be sent to this address.


Dr Peter Fisher (after whom this prize is named) was a founder member of Doctors for the NHS. He believed in an NHS that was for the benefit of all patients, was not for profit, and was free

at the point of delivery. Our sole purpose is to fight for the NHS and the public it serves. Membership is open to all doctors who share these commitments.