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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 March, 2017.

College procedures in preparation of ACCEA nominations for England and Wales

Clinical Excellence Awards 2016Have you performed ‘over and above’ the standard expected of your role?

Have you made an outstanding contribution to patient care or professional leadership?

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 application guidance.

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 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 gold award.

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 us.

See the ACCEA guidance on applying for full details.

Awards Timetable


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 (


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 considered.


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 Administrator.

Silver/Gold Applications

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.

Bronze Applications

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.


Paul Rees

Chief Executive

January 2017

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