Entries for the £5000 2015 Hippocrates Open Prize for Poetry and Medicine have arrived from over 30 countries: Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Phiippines, South Africa, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the USA.
Poet Rebecca Goss, author and doctor Theodore Dalrymple and Psychiatrist Femi Oyebode will be Judging awards in the 2015 Hippocrates Prize Open and NHS Categories.
Shortlisted and commended poets will be informed by email and information about the shortlist and the commended entries posted on the Hippocrates Prize website. The winners in the 2015 Hippocrates Open Prize will be announced by the judges on Saturday 23rd May in London at the Hippocrates Awards ceremony.
There has been a dramatic increase in international interest in recent years in the interface between medicine and the humanities in general, and in medicine and poetry in particular. The Hippocrates Prize has attracted interest from over 60 countries since its launch in 2009.