Northcroft Silver Medal

Lionel Northcroft OBE was president of IHEEM (The Institute of Hospital Engineering, as it was then) from 1967 to 1969. This period was during the Institute’s most formative years.

Northcroft’s work received public recognition by his appointment as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. A hall at Eastwood Park Training Centre, Falfield, the Northcroft Hall, is named after Northcroft. The Northcroft Silver Medal was established by Northcroft’s own generosity. The medal is to be awarded annually to the author of the technical paper published in the Health Estate Journal considered to have contributed most to the advancement of hospital engineering.

Criteria and Nomination Process

  • The award selection is made by the Journal Committee.
  • The Journal Committee is to inform the Council of its findings.
  • The award consists of a silver medal.
  • The award is made at the annual IHEEM events night and reported in the Journal.
  • Criteria and Nomination Process

The Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to members of the institute.
  • Given to the author of the article thought to have contributed most to the fields of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management within that year.
  • The article paper should not have appeared in any publication other than Health Estate Journal, but the paper may have been given at a branch meeting or at an Annual Conference, of IHEEM.
  • The length of the article should be in accordance with the author’s guidance notes.

For further information on the award’s past winners, rules and conditions and to submit an application form, please call the IHEEM Head Office on 02392 823186.

In 2016, the IHEEM Northcroft Silver Medal was presented to Paul Mercer. Find out more >

IHEEM Northcroft Silver Medal Winner 2016 Paul Mercer (right)

Paul Mercer (left)