Bursaries and Prizes

Rewarding members contributions

Netta Hay Prize

Awarded annually for best presentation of a paediatric case in the year up to and including the leaving president’s AGM

Value: £250

Who was Netta Hay?

Dr Jannette Ceridwen (Netta) Hay qualified from Liverpool medical school in 1934 and was Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Royal Infirmary, Maelor Hospital, Whiston Hospital and Walton Hospital. She died in 1980 at the age of 69 years.

Dr Hay worked initially in paediatrics and in dermatology both before and during the second world war, however, at the inception of the NHS she was obliged to choose one specialty or the other and chose dermatology. She continued to work across 4 hospitals until her retirement. She opened the first contact dermatitis investigation unit in Liverpool and was key in developing undergraduate teaching in dermatology.

Dr Hay was renowned for her clinical acumen as a diagnostician and for her ability to teach and inspire her junior colleagues. The Netta Hay prize is awarded annually to the person presenting the most significant paediatric dermatology case at a NEDs meeting.

Roy Summerly Prize

Awarded annually for the best presentation of an adult case in the year up to and including the leaving president’s AGM

Value: £250

Who was Roy Summerly?

Roy Summerly read medicine at the University of Birmingham, where he qualified in 1955. After a variety of junior posts in the midlands including two years in the Royal Army Medical Corps he completed his general medical training and decided to devote himself to dermatology. His dermatology training started at Stoke-on-Trent and was completed at St Thomas’s Hospital..

In 1964 he became a clinical research fellow at the Medical Research Council’s unit of experimental pathology of the skin in the medical school, Birmingham, where he developed an aptitude and interest in research which he maintained throughout his career.

He was appointed consultant dermatologist to the North and Mid-Staffordshire Health Districts in 1966 and was central to the development of a strong dermatology department at Stoke.. He continued to devote himself to research at the MRC skin unit in Birmingham which subsequently moved to the University of Keele when its department of postgraduate medicine was established. He was appointed senior research fellow in 1979, and senior lecturer in dermatology in 1980.

Dr Summerly was a quiet, extremely hardworking person, highly respected in his specialty, perhaps particularly because of two unusual attributes. Firstly, he continued active and productive basic research while carrying a busy clinical load, and secondly because his extensive knowledge of general medicine made him a dermatologist of the highest calibre.

President’s prize

Awarded for the president’s best presentation during his or her tenure as NEDS president and not including the meeting they hosted.

Value: £250

NEDS Travel Bursaries

Two £500 bursaries available annually


Applications are invited from non-consultant members (registrars/training fellows/non career grades)

Preference will be given to applicants attending a national or international meeting to present work produced in the North of England. Visits to another department for a specific purpose also considered.

Preference will be given to members who have presented cases at NEDS meetings and/or assisted with organisation of a meeting.

Recipients will be asked to prepare a short presentation describing key learning points on their return.

The attached application form should be submitted by 31st March each year.

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