The ACCEA 2018 applications will open on 13th February 2018 and is expected to follow a similar format to previous years. The timetable is extremely tight; the ACCEA closing date is Thursday 12th April 2018.
ACCEA guidance is expected to be made available on their website in line with the opening date - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/advisory-committee-on-clinical-excellence-awards
The first decision for anyone wishing to apply is whether or not to involve an organisation, which is registered to nominate. In essence these are the Royal College(s) and specialty association(s). Individual applications are perfectly in order but applicants are strongly advised, by the ACCEA, to seek the support of such a body or bodies. Fellows are therefore strongly advised to submit duplicate applications to both ASGBI and RCS England. The ranking lists and citations which our organisations supply are considered to be important supplements to the evidence contained in the applications.
If you would like to be considered for ASGBI support then email your completed ACCEA Application Forms, as an attachment to email@example.com by Monday 19th February 2018.
Please note that we must have newly completed forms for renewal applications by the same date.
Late applications will not be scored.
For enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As per last year, the responsibility for the actual submission of the application to ACCEA will rest firmly with the applicant and will be on-line at https://www.nhsaccea.dh.gov.uk/Pages/Default.aspx no later than 5.00pm on Thursday 12th April 2018.
The ASGBI Nominations Committee Meeting will take place on Friday 9th March and our ranking/scores will be disseminated to the Colleges and other relevant professional bodies as well as directly to the ACCEA. To ensure that achievements are not overlooked it is essential that applications are reviewed by as many relevant organisations as possible. This ensures that good applications do not fail for want of an effective advocate, and also that there is a good degree of consistency in the information that the national awards committee eventually receives. Can we also remind you that the responsibility for submitting your application appropriately and on time to ACCEA and the Colleges rests entirely with you, the applicant.
A few other important points from previous experience, which may be helpful to those compiling their applications for submission. These should be taken together with the excellent guides on the ACCEA website:
Please note the following:
Please do have a look at the ACCEA website for further information on the procedures and guidelines, it is extremely good.
I hope that this is helpful.
Chairman of the ASGBI Nominations Committee