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Opportunities are open to score entries for the 2022 ACCEA/ACCIA awards

Updated on: 03 Mar 2022   First published on 03 Mar 2022

The Clinical Excellence Awards are becoming the National Clinical Impact Awards to reflect the change in emphasis in our reforms. We would greatly appreciate your help to recognise, retain and reward the highest performing consultant doctors, dentists and academic GPs working in the NHS.

We are looking for assessors to join our sub-committee scoring panels to assess applications between June and July 2022 and are recruiting from across disciplines. Our assessors play a critical role in making sure that scoring is fair and impartial for all applicants.

We welcome assessors who are:

  • Professional members (practising consultants), who can consider applications from a peer’s point of view. This might include consultant doctors, dentists and academic GPs who are eligible to apply for an award.
  • Employer members (Managers from Trusts and Arm’s Length Bodies or other organisations such as ICOs employing eligible clinicians), who can consider applications from an employer’s perspective and whether the applicant brings benefits back to their organisation and the wider NHS. Examples include HR Directors, Medical Directors and Chief Executives.
  • Lay / Non-medical professional members (objective individuals), who will be knowledgeable about the workings of the NHS and may have lay involvement in healthcare and experience of the patients’ perspective. This could include people with healthcare system experience, other professions that are not medical or retired medical professionals. Lay / non-medical professional members are remunerated for their time in meetings and in assessing awards

Our commitment to creating inclusive awards

The new NCIAs seek to encourage more applications from previously under-represented groups, such as female consultants and consultants from ethnic minority backgrounds. This is to ensure fair and unbiased scoring. We recognise the importance of having wider representation on our scoring panels, too – so we particularly welcome assessors from these under-represented groups.

We hope you will volunteer to join our scoring panels
We appreciate that supporting us in this way will mean you giving your time and commitment, but we hope you’ll want to be involved in recognising the outstanding contributions of your colleagues. To help you see what’s involved, I’ve attached information about the role, the training and support we offer and how becoming an ACCIA sub-committee member could bring benefits for you.

To join us, please take a few minutes to fill in the attached forms and send them to ACCEA@dhsc.gov.uk FAO: Omarah Adam, along with a short CV that summarises your experience. Please send these back by 25th March.

The 2022 awards round will open in April – we will confirm the exact date soon.

ACCEA Secretariat

Background to ACCEA for prospective members

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