Clinical Excellence Awards 2017
The current round of ACCEA opened on the 28 February
2017 and the closing date for receiving applications
at the College will be 5pm on Monday 13
College procedures in preparation of ACCEA nominations for
England and Wales
Have you performed ‘over and above’ the
standard expected of your role?
Have you made an outstanding contribution to patient care or
The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)
recognises outstanding performance in a range of areas. If you
think you might be eligible for an award, read the
Applying for an award
College Members who wish to be considered for an Award should
submit their ACCEA CVQ and cover sheet electronically to Letty
Mclaren, the Awards Administrator at email@example.com by
5pm on Monday 13 March 2017. Please contact Letty
on 0203 701 2596 if you have any questions.
On the cover sheet you should include your Faculty, Division and
the award you are applying for.
Please also complete ONE of the following if you're applying for
a bronze or silver award, and up to TWO if you are applying for a
If you are eligible for a platinum award, you will have already
been contacted by the college.
After you have applied
When you have followed the above process, the college will get
in touch with you to explain the next steps.
It will be your responsibility – not the college’s – to make an
online application on the ACCEA website by 5pm on 25 April,
including to submit the CVQ form you included in your submission to
ACCEA guidance on applying for full details.
Details of process appear on the College website. Members
are asked to submit CVQs and the College’s cover sheet
electronically to the College’s Awards Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All forms must be received at the College by the stated closing
date of 5pm on Monday 13 March
2017. Any forms received after the date will not be
The Chairs of Faculties and Divisions are circulated with the
CVQs of all applications received and are asked to rank them using
ACCEA’s five domains.
These domains are:
- Delivering a high quality service
- Developing a high quality service
- Managing a high quality service
- Research and innovation
- Teaching and training
These marking sheets are returned to the College Awards
An overall ranked list is prepared by the College Secretariat
and the top 15 names are automatically included on the final list.
The next 15 nominations are discussed and scored at the meeting and
the top five to seven names are added to the final list.
The system will be the same as for Silver/Gold applications, but
the top 30 are automatically included on the final list. The next
20 nominations are discussed and scored at the meeting and the top
five to ten names are added to the final list.
The above numbers may change from year to year.
The College meeting takes place.
Members whose names are included on the College shortlist will
be informed shortly after the meeting.
If ACCEA goes ahead with a 2017 round, those on the College’s
shortlist will be advised to submit their CVQ to ACCEA if they have
not already done so. The College Awards Administrator will submit
the final shortlist, together with the College citations, to the
Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards.
The College sends ONE citation on behalf of each nominee
submitted to ACCEA. Citations must be drafted specifically for the
College and must focus on international or national rather than
local achievements. The closing date for receiving citations is
Wednesday 22 March.