The Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA) runs the national Clinical Impact Awards scheme for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in England. It also provides governance for the awards in Wales.
The National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIA) replaces the National Clinical Excellence Award from March 2022.
The 2022 round of the National Clinical Impact Awards opens for applications on Wednesday 27 April.
Consultants and academic GPs in England and Wales wishing to apply for an award will be able to do so until Wednesday 22 June, with scoring and governance processes taking place throughout summer and autumn.
The latest details including the new ACCIA application portal is available here on the gov.uk website.
It is strongly recommended that applicants read the guidance very carefully as the scheme has changed considerably.
The Nominating Process
As an accredited National Nominating Organisation (NNO) for both physicians and surgeons, applications for support, from this College, will be considered by a group comprising of the President; an equal mix of medical consultants and surgical consultants; and will also include lay representation from our College community. The group will be reflective of our membership and in line with good practice will involve consultants with and without a national award.
The group will independently evaluate and rank applications received. Evaluation of contributions will focus on the national impact on the wider NHS. Citations will only be written for those individuals who have confirmed acceptance of our support in line with the process.
Applicants are reminded that even if you submit a nomination for consideration by this College it remains your responsibility to ensure that all components of your application are submitted in full to within the deadlines as detailed below:
- Wednesday 27 April 2022 – Applications for Award open
- Wednesday 18 May 2022 – Deadline for requests for support from this College
- Wednesday 01 June 2022 – Confirmation of ‘A’ definite support and ‘B’ reserve lists
- Wednesday 08 June 2022 – Applicants accept or reject support from this College
- Wednesday 22 June 2022 – Citations and ranked lists completed and uploaded
If you do not register for an account on the new ACCIA application portal we cannot submit a citation for you and you will not be on the ranked list.
If you would like to be considered by this College for a nomination, please email your completed application forms as one single document either as MS word or PDF format to ACCIA.NNO@rcpsg.ac.uk by Wednesday 18 May 2022.