Clinical Excellence Awards 2018
The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) has
announced that the 2018 round is now open.
The Clinical Excellence Awards recognise outstanding performance
in a range of areas. If you think you might be eligible for an
award, please see the ACCEA website for further
guidance for applicants, nominators, employers and
Applying for an award
As a recognised nominating body the Royal College of
Psychiatrists is permitted to recommend a limited number of members
to ACCEA and provide citations to support applications.
Members who would like to apply for College support should
submit the following forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by
5pm Tuesday 27 February:
Please also complete ONE of the following if you're applying for
a Bronze or Silver award, up to TWO if you are applying for a Gold
award, and up to THREE if you are applying for Platinum:
For members applying directly to ACCEA without College support
please note the application deadline is 5pm Thursday 12
Tips for Maximising your Success
When filling in the form it is
- Follow the steps in the
ACCEA application guide
- Draft the submission in Word
and use spellcheck and character count
- Be clear and avoid
- Write names of societies,
groups, etc. in full; do not use acronyms - write as you would for
a lay member and remember that people reading the application may
not know you
- Use facts and figures -
quote dates, the source and appropriate benchmarks wherever
- Give dates for activities –
concentrate on current activities or activities from the last four
or five years even if applying for a new Bronze
- If listing achievements be
sure to explain why this achievement is important
For further questions on the application process please contact
the ACCEA Secretariat on 020 7972 4608 or email email@example.com.
The Award round opens on Tuesday 13 February.
All applications must be submitted to the College by
5pm Tuesday 27 February.
The person you have suggested to write your citation will be
contacted and asked to provide one, this will then be submitted on
behalf of the College.
If you are not successful in being included on the College list but
would still like to apply for an award the College can submit this
citation to support your application.
The applications received are then circulated to the Chairs of
Faculties and Divisions and they 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
The College’s Clinical Excellence Awards Committee then meets
and a final list is decided.
Following this meeting members will be informed as to whether they
have been successful in being included on the College’s list.
The College Awards Administrator will upload the final ranked
list with supporting citations to ACCEA.
Individuals on the College’s list will be advised to submit
their application to ACCEA if they have not already done so.
It will be your responsibility – not the College’s – to complete
an online application on the ACCEA website complete with the
supporting employer’s statement from your chief executive or
nominated deputy by 5pm on Thursday 12 April.
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. This citation should be written by
someone who is familiar with your work and its impact.
As the citation should not duplicate information
on your form, it is advisable to provide the person drafting the
citation with a copy of your completed application form.
The deadline for receiving citations at the
College is Wednesday 14 March.
Members will need to put in a renewal application if:
- They received their current
award in 2014
- Their award was last renewed
Renewals are not included in the ranked list submitted to ACCEA
but the College provides a citation to support the application.
This citation must be received at the College by Wednesday 14
Since the 2014 National Awards round you can opt to renew your
Silver, Gold or Platinum award at the same level or at a lower
level; your decision should be based on what level of award you
consider your supporting evidence to be appropriate for.
In recent years the number of renewals has decreased and the
process has become more competitive.
ACCEA guidelines state that ‘consultants are advised to give as
much attention to completing an application for the renewal of an
award as they would give to submitting an application for a new
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Awards Administrator at
you have any further questions.