2013 Hippocrates NHS Category: short-listed and commended

Awards were announced by the judges at the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th May. Judging for the Hippocrates Prize is anonymous and entries are not presented to the judges in anonymised name order to avoid clustering of winning or commended entries. 

The 2013 Hippocrates Anthology of the winning and commended poems will be launched after the Awards Symposium at the Wellcome Rooms in London on Saturday 18th MayWinning and commended poets are entitled to one free copy of that year's anthology.

Short-listed NHS entries in alphabetical order

Biopsy - Ann Lilian Jay, Nr LLandysul, Ceredigion

Birds - Ann Elisabeth Gray, Liskeard, Cornwall

Downs -  Mary V Williams, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Emergency Call - Ian McDowell, London

The New Man - Bella Madden, Milton Keynes, Bucks


Commended NHS entries

Anaesthesia’s Apology - Cheryl Moskowitz, London

Animal Electricity  - Kim Lasky, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Artificial Rupture of Membranes - Ellen Storm, Liverpool, Merseyside

At a stroke: collateral circulation - Valerie Laws, Whitley Bay Northumberland

Bed Blocker - Iora Dawes, Stafford

Bomb - Derek John Peter Stanley, Bristol

Cholecystectomy - Andy Jackson, Tayport, Fife, Scotland

Fine -  David Gilbert, London

Invincible - Roshni Beeharry, Enfield, Middlesex

Lucky - Denise Bundred, Sefton Village, Merseyside

My Wife - Thomas Heaton, Manchester  

Schizo - M Athar Atherton, Bolton, Lancashire

Singleton hospital at night - Shehzad Latif, Swansea, Wales

Synchrony - Denise Bundred, Sefton Village, Merseyside

The missed appointment - Miles James Burrows, Cambridge

The old lady's friend - Nick MacKinnon, Winchester Hants

Two Bound Copies of the Lancet 1886 - Nick Leach, Market Harborough, Leics

Two to the Soul  - Kate Compston, Bude, Cornwall 

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