National Clinical Excellence Awards for consultants

The national Clinical Excellence Awards are awarded annually by the Advisory Committee (ACCEA) to consultants for quality, excellence, and exceptional personal contributions.

These awards are only open to consultants with a permanent NHS contract or honorary NHS contract in England or Wales.

Procedure for requesting RSTMH support for RSTMH members 

RSTMH is a specialist society accredited to support:

  • a limited number of candidates applying for a new Gold, Silver or Bronze award
  • all individuals applying for renewal of a previous award (excluding Platinum)

This support is only available to current RSTMH members.

We recommend that our members who anticipate applying for a new award or renewal of an old award should familiarise themselves with details on the ACCEA website, in anticipation of further news on the procedures for 2020. You can find these here

2020 timetable

The timetable has not yet been confirmed by the ACCEA, but is provisionally expected to commence on 13 February, with a final deadline for completion and submission of all applications by 9 April 2020.

The outcome of the 2019 application round has not yet been announced and we do not know if there will be significant changes to the application process or forms this year, compared to those used in 2019.

Those seeking renewal of an existing award should note that these compete with new applications in their own region, so the same amount of effort should be put into a renewal application as for a new application.