Clinical Impact Awards - ACCIA

Information on how BCS can support members' applications for Clinical Excellence Awards

Clinical Impact Awards - ACCIA

Clinical Impact Awards ACCIA

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA) opens their 2024 round for applications of National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIA) in England and Wales on 4 March 2024 and closes at 5pm on 15 April 2024.

This is the expected timetable for the 2024 national awards round. The Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards will review this timetable regularly and minor changes may be made.
  • 4 March to 5pm on 15 April 2024 - applications open
  • 16 April to 9 June 2024 - first round scoring
  • 19 June to 11 August 2024 - National 3 (N3) scoring
  • 17 June to 4 November 2024 - governance review
  • 4 October to 27 October 2024 - National Reserve Sub-committee (NRES) scoring
  • mid to end of November 2024 - main committee finalisation of recommendations
  • December 2024 - recommendations to and sign-off by ministers
  • January 2025 - notifications sent to successful applicants and finance processes initiated to back pay awards
  • January to February 2025 - appeals window open

BCS Support

From 2023, the process where some applicants received citations and rankings from professional organisations (previously known as national nominating organisations) such as the BCS has been discontinued. This is because the favouring of some, but not all, applicants by allowing the inclusion of additional information, does not align with ACCIA’s equality objectives. The BCS, therefore, can provide assistance and general guidance with applications but it cannot proofread, review or directly critique any part of an application.

2024 Resources

Attached are some helpful resources from ACCIA:

If you have a question that is not covered, email

For the latest information visit the ACCIA website