ACCEA Awards 2020

Author: 
Steve Bain
Date of the announcement: 
Friday, 14 February, 2020

As many of you will have seen the dates for the 2020 ACCEA round for clinical excellence awards have been delayed. It now opens on 13th March and closes on 7th May 2020. Professor Stephen Bain is happy to receive copies of applications for national awards in order to rank them for ABCD support (to be received by 6 April 2020).  Copies must be submitted direct to Professor Bain no later than 6 April 2020.

The Royal College of Physicians require a submission to them by 29th March (22nd March for Platinum applications) - if you wish to canvass RCP support please visit their website for detailed guidance on how to apply.

General comments are:

  • Try to obtain Royal College of Physicians support (and from any other nominating body) and consult their website for information about applying.
  • Send a copy of your application to me as soon as possible in order for me to arrange your ranking by ABCD - this year, as in previous years, I will convene a panel for this purpose. I will ensure that you have a citation submitted for ACCEA.
  • Please check if you are to submit a renewal application this year irrespective of submitting a new application – you will need to put in a renewal application if:

    • you received your current award in the 2016 round
    • your award was last renewed in 2015 (awarded in 2011, 2006, 2001)
  • If you are due for a review of your award, please take it seriously - ACCEA remove awards. Ensure you emphasise your clinical roles and if, for any reason, you are doing less direct patient care than when you received your award, focus on any management or service development work you are continuing to do.
  • If you are applying for a national bronze award in England, and say you hold 6-8 local points already, be careful because if you are successful, but then lose your bronze on review in five years’ time, you drop to 'no award' - the message is that as long as your contributions are likely to be sustainable, then a bronze award is a worthwhile option to consider.

Given the current pension issues, I would also suggest that you take independent financial advice before applying.

I need to receive your copy of the ACCEA application (or a near final version by) 5.00pm on 6 April 2020

Best wishes

Professor Steve Bain

Lead CEA Advisor at ABCD

Sent on behalf of Professor Bain by the ABCD Operations Team

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