Application Forms MacQueen Awards 2019-20

Please see below links for the documentation required to apply for a MacQueen Award.

The downloadable documents are a guidance document which will assist in navigating the application form. The application form itself when completed should be submitted electronically to our email address

If you require further assistance please email the Trustees at

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.

Angela Lewis

Trustee leading on Social Media

Bursary Application Form 2020 Final

MacQ Bursary App_2019-20 (003)

Looking for a opportunity?

Interested in joining the CPHVA Education and Development Trust? 

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust’s (Trust) Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is seeking to recruit a new member from December 2019.

This voluntary group supports the Trust by administering its annual MacQueen Bursaries which support CPHVA members to engage in professional or practice development activities or to undertake travel related to public health activities abroad.

The position is open to all CPHVA members across the United Kingdom. We would particularly welcome expressions of interest from members working in areas other than health visiting to compliment PAC’s skills set. The annual time commitment is in the region of 2 days distributed between participation in regular meetings held by teleconference and administrative responsibilities. PAC members are fully supported to attend the annual professional conference.


Please send completed application to

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2019

For further information please contact the PAC Chair:

Dr. Denise Knight

07908 512407

Applying for Awards 2019

All you need is here

The MacQueen Bursaries for practice development, study or research are annual Bursaries made by the CPHVA Education and Development Trust. The Bursaries will provide funding to support Unite/CPHVA members in one or more of the following categories:

  • A project undertaken in practice to facilitate the health and well-being of individuals, groups or communities
  • Engagement in professional or academic study activities to enhance the applicant’s practice
  • A research project focused on the enhancement of practice in community setting

Here are the downloadable documents you need:

Bursar Form A_ MacQ App_ Research_Prac Dev project Dec 2018

Form B_ MacQ Bursary App_ Academic_Prof devpt_Dec 2018

McQ Bursary_guidance and conditions 2018_19_Dec 2018

Please click on each of the links and then the document will download onto your computer

The travel bursary information is as follows however the closing date for this years applications has now passed

Explanatory notes_Travel_Bursary _Dec 2018

App form_Travel bursary _Dec 2018App form_Travel bursary _Dec 2018

Please let us know if you experience any difficulties with the above

Good luck

Angela Lewis


Introduction to the CPHVA Education and Development Trust

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust

(Charity No.328043)

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust was created to fulfil the wishes of Dr Ian MacQueen, who was medical officer of health in Aberdeen and a Vice President and Trustee of what was then the Health VisitorsAssociation (HVA). Dr MacQueen believed passionately in the contribution that health visitors make to the health of a population, especially in public health, and he wished to support this work and also reward individual health visitors for work that demonstrated excellence.

The Trust was established in 1997 following the deaths of Dr and Mrs McQueen and the generous bequest they had made. He asked that awards be given for excellence in practice, education and leadership, and to support the development of practice. 

 All CPHVA members, (i.e. nursery nurses, school nurses and district nurses as well as health visitors) are eligible to apply for the MacQueen Awards.

 From 1999-2004, the MacQueen Award for Excellence in Practice, Leadership and Education was awarded in rotation.

 In 2004, a special award was created to thank Lady Limerick for her many years as President of the CPHVA. Members and centres raised £4000 that was used for an award for excellence in research. Subsequently, the research strand has been included in the awards cycle. 

In October 2012, the Trustees decided that, as of 2013, there will be 2 equal awards. This year awards will recognise Excellence in PracticeandExcellence in ResearchThe winners will receive £3500 each (£1000 personal spend and £2500 for professional use). In addition, the winners receive a conference ticket, and reimbursement of travel costs and hotel accommodation. The winners are required to attend annual conference to receive their award and to write a paper for publication in a relevant journal. Prize winners are required to give a presentation (in the relevant concurrent session) on their winning project.

Following discussions between the Trustees and CPHVA Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) in 2014 it was decided to change the awards again in order to meet different professional needs.

A larger award or grant would be made available to help support and promote further research into public health. In addition to this 2 smaller professional development awards would also be available.

Up to 10 tickets to attend the annual CPHVA professional conference would also be made available – this was to encourage new qualified or those who had not attended conference before. 

In 2010, the MacQueen Travel Bursary for Public Health Abroad was launched to provide £1000 towards travel to undertake public health activities. 

Another category of annual awards is the Best Posterprize worth £125 each for Research and Practice awarded at the CPHVA annual professional conference.

As a registered charity, the Trust is required to adhere to the governance arrangements by the Charity Commission.

The Trust annual general meeting is held at annual professional conference. The Trustees have delegated the administration of the awards to the Professional Advisory Committee who work closely with and report to the Trustees, both the PAC and the Trust are supported by Gavin Fergie Lead professional Officer.

Board of Trustees

Kitty Lamb Chair

Sarah Forester Secretary

Mike Briggs Treasurer

Margaret Warner

Malcolm Rigler

Angela Lewis