Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. We are delighted to reveal our shortlisted nominees for The Bone Idols 2024!

From leading healthcare professionals and pioneering surgeons to researchers at the forefront of new treatment development, we have been overwhelmed by the range and strength of your nominations.

It was incredibly difficult narrowing down such an outstanding list of nominees to a shortlist, however, we have done it. Your Bone Idols 2024 nominees really do represent the very best of the primary bone cancer community - each, in their own right, exceptional and deserving of the title of 'Idol'.

The winners from each category will be announced at our red-carpet event on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.

To make this event as inclusive as possible, the ticket price of £55 only covers the very basic cost of putting on the event. As we are a charity that is reliant on the generosity of our community through fundraising, it is possible to add an additional donation when buying a ticket, with 100% of the profit going towards lifesaving research, essential awareness campaigns and providing vital support to patients and their loved ones.

Tickets on sale now and you can purchase them below:


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It's time to meet your nominees...

From their commitment to the treatment of primary bone cancer patients and the development of surgical techniques to improve patient outcomes to their compassion towards their patients, we're delighted to share that the nominees for the Surgeon of the Year award, are:

  • Lee Bayliss
  • Karen Shepherd
  • Jonathan Stevenson
  • Duncan Whitwell

The Surgeon of the Year Award is kindly sponsored by Insight Surgery.

For their outstanding care for primary bone cancer patients and dedication in making a tangible difference to their lives, we're delighted to share that the nominees for the Allied Health Professional of the Year award, are:

  • Teresa Brodie
  • Debra Dunne
  • Debbie Artis
  • Sarah Kirkwood

From their dedication to treating and supporting primary bone cancer patients through their difficult journey, to their commitment to ensuring their well-being beyond treatment, we are delighted to share that the nominees for the Clinician of the Year Award, are:

  • Gerard Mawhinney
  • Larry Hayward
  • Owen Tilsley
  • Rachael Windsor

For always going above and beyond for the care and treatment of their patients, we're delighted to share that the nominees for the Team of the Year award, are:

  • The Montgomery Unit, Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Hospital
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Radiologists
  • Piam Brown Ward Staff, Southampton Hospital
  • Sarcoma Team Freeman Hospital

For their innovation and fresh thinking to push barriers of science, we're delighted to share that the nominees for the Researcher of the Year award, are:

  • Darrell Green
  • Rajesh Botchu
  • Mark Morris
  • Kenneth Rankin

For demonstrating outstanding promise and thinking within the primary bone cancer research community, we're delighted to share that the nominees for the Rising Research Star award, are:

  • Lucas Souza
  • Lucia Cottone
  • Tyler Barr
  • Corey Chan

The Rising Research Star award is kindly sponsored by D360 International Consulting Engineers.

Tickets are on sale now and everyone is welcome

This prestigious event will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, 7.00pm – 1.00am.

Following our red-carpet arrival and welcome drinks at 7.00pm, guests will enjoy a 3-course dinner with tea, coffee and chocolates, our fantastic guest speakers, presentation of awards, live music, and a raffle.

We are also thrilled to be joined by our fascinating guest speaker: broadcaster, scientist, and best-selling author Professor Alice Roberts. Fascinated by human biology and diseases of the bone, Professor Roberts is an accomplished speaker and presenter who is widely known for her appearances on Channel 4’s Time Team, BBC’s Coast, and Digging for Britain.

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Should you wish to book a hotel room at The Queens hotel, they can offer a 15% discount off the best available hotel room rate. To book, call the hotel reservations department on 0113 243 1323 and advise them that you are attending the Bone Cancer Research Trust event on Saturday 3rd February.