ACCEA Round of Applications.
The ACCEA has opened the 2021 application round for new applications and renewal of national Clinical Excellence Awards in England and Wales. This includes those who were due to renew in 2020 and whose awards were extended by one year, applications can be completed online at ACCEA website.
We are able to support BCS members in England and Wales albeit that we are limited in the numbers we are allowed to support in each category. Unfortunately, colleagues in Scotland and Northern Ireland are not eligible to apply.
We are inviting members who wish BCS to consider supporting their nomination for a renewal and or new national award in 2021 to complete a CVQ return it to BCS by 23:59 22nd February 2021.
Please note: any applications received after this deadline will not be considered for BCS support.
All applications for national awards are self-nominated and must be submitted separately on-line to ACCEA using the CVQ form provided by ACCEA. Before deciding whether to self-nominate it is worth considering the following guidance:
- Local support is essential. Thus, an application for a national Bronze award (Level 9) is seldom successful if the candidate does not already hold at least 4 local CEA points. However, if your local points have been competitive/limited and you have a strong application, it is worth a try.
- Those holding national awards are very unlikely to move up a level in less than 4 years from the start of their existing award.
- BCS cannot make direct nominations for platinum awards but can and will make recommendations to the Presidents of the Royal Medical Colleges.
- Remember that you must be a current BCS member to be eligible for BCS support.
We hope the information above will allow the BCS to continue to provide the best support possible to our members in the ACCEA applications for 2021.