National Clinical Excellence Awards - 2021 applications open
The 2021 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition is now open.
Consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales can apply for new national awards and for renewals due in 2021. This includes those who were due to renew in 2020 and whose awards were extended by one year.
We want to hear from applicants who have delivered patient or NHS system benefit that is ‘over and above’ their contracted activities, particularly where it has had a demonstrable national and international impact.
ACCEA is mindful of the challenges facing the NHS as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, delays and backlogs to regular NHS work and seasonal pressures. As such, in consultation with professional bodies they have agreed to simplify some aspects of the award scheme to reduce the burden on applicants, employers and scorers. Full details of the changes can be found here.
Paul Ashwell (Lay member)
Martin Llewelyn (Brighton)
Richard Bellamy (Middlesborough)
Fiona Cooke (Cambridge)
Priya Khanna (London)
Katie Jeffery (Oxford)
Mas Chaponda (Liverpool)
Shiranee Sriskandan (London)
Apply to BIA for a citation;
In line with the simplified ACCEA process, please submit your applications, using the national form below.
Complete Application Form A for submission to BIA only (applications to ACCEA can only be made using the online application system).
Please click for the relevant forms.
Application for submission to BIA
BIA Secretariat will confirm receipt of your application by return email (please make sure you get in touch with BIA if not received)
BIA is recognised by the Department of Health as a Specialist Society that can support a number of members' applications, and will support as many members as permitted by the regulations. We will be entitled to offer support for those seeking renewal of existing awards as well as those seeking new awards. You should not wait for notification of BIA support before submitting your application to your own employers.
Consultants are advised to read the instructions from the ACCEA very carefully, as requirements and penalties for failure to follow instructions are more severe than previously. In particular, those who are asking for renewal of an existing award should put as much effort into their forms as if they are seeking a new award, and should seek support from their sponsor(s) such as BIA as well as from their Trust and/or academic employer.
The four most common errors, potentially leading to reduction in scoring and ranking or difficulties uploading citations are:
- Failure to be clear what years the work has been done in. It is essential to stress what has been achieved in the last 4-5 years since the last award if you already have one (including any local discretionary points /awards)
- Failure to include a clear outline of overall job plan including total PAs paid in main contract (both NHS and academic or other external) and any extra paid PAs and any on-call uplift, and to show how much extra work you do that is unpaid
- Repetition of the same activity/output across different domains of the form
- Failure to include correct personal GMC number and total PAs worked (often wrong and/or omitted) on the first page of the CVQ.