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ACCEA

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)

The BAPS committee assessing nominations for ACCEA has previously met annually to accept nominations for these awards for surgeons working in England and Wales.  The assessment round for 2017 will open shortly and will close on the 25th April 2017 at 5pm.  However, if you wish to have RCS Eng support you need to apply directly to the College by 20th March; and this is also the deadline if you want support from BAPS.

About the scheme:

The ACCEA scheme rewards individual surgeons who achieve over and above the standard expected of a consultant in their post, and who locally, nationally or internationally provide evidence of many of the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrate sustained commitment of patient care and wellbeing, or improving public health
  • Sustain high standards of both technical and clinical aspects of service whilst providing patient focused care
  • Make an outstanding contribution to professional leadership
  • In their day to day practice demonstrate a sustained commitment to the values and goals of the NHS, by participating actively in annual job planning, observing the Private Practice Code of Conduct and showing a commitment to achieving agreed service objectives
  • Through active participation in clinical governance contribute to continuous improvement in service organisation and delivery
  • Embrace the principles of evidence based practice
  • Contribute to knowledge base through research and participate actively in research governance
  • Are recognised as excellent teachers and/or trainers and/or managers
  • Contribute to policy making and planning in health and healthcare.

The forms which have to be completed ask consultants to provide evidence about their performance, including achievements in preventative medicine, in five domains enabling them to demonstrate that they:

  • Deliver patient services which are safe, have measurably effective clinical outcomes and provide a good experience for patients
  • Have significantly improved quality of care and the clinical effectiveness of their local service or related clinical service broadly within the NHS
  • Have made an outstanding leadership contribution
  • Have made innovations or contributed to research, or the evidence/evaluative base for quality
  • Have delivered high quality teaching and training which may include the introduction of innovative ideas

We have been asked to make our evaluations of nominations on contributions to the specialty, and impact on the wider NHS.  Contributions which you make to the local employer are not relevant to our assessment and endorsement of these should come direct from your local Trust.  We can nominate only 1 Gold candidate, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze.  We cannot recommend anyone for Platinum awards!

You can find more information and guidance about the awards at the ACCEA website

If you have any queries about your ACCEA application, please email the office.

For our participation in making nominations to ACCEA BAPS has an awards committee and marking process as recommended by the ACCEA guidelines.