National Clinical Excellence Awards
BIA cannot submit your forms online – all applicants must submit their own applications online regardless of whether or not they are nominated by BIA as their Specialist Society and or other organisation.
BIA ACCEA Committee 2017
David Dockrell (Edinburgh, Chair)
Paul Ashwell (Lay member)
Nick Beeching (Liverpool)
Richard Bellamy (Middlesborough)
Fiona Cooke (Cambridge)
John Friedland (Imperial College)
Will Irving (Nottingham)
Priya Khanna (Northwick Park)
Upal Kumara Dharmasena (Walsall)
Peter Moss (Hull)
Tim Peto (Oxford)
Sarah Rowland-Jones (Oxford)
Martin Wiselka (Leicester)
BIA is recognised by the Department of Health as a Specialist Society that can support a number of members' applications, and will support as many members as permitted by the regulations. We will be entitled to offer support for those seeking renewal of existing awards as well as those seeking new awards. You should not wait for notification of BIA support before submitting your application to your own employers.
Consultants are advised to read the instructions from the ACCEA very carefully, as requirements and penalties for failure to follow instructions are more severe than previously. In particular, those who are asking for renewal of an existing award should put as much effort into their forms as if they are seeking a new award, and should seek support from their sponsor(s) such as BIA as well as from their Trust and/or academic employer.
The four most common errors, potentially leading to reduction in scoring and ranking or difficulties uploading citations are:
- Failure to be clear what years the work has been done in. It is essential to stress what has been achieved in the last 4-5 years since the last award if you already have one (including any local discretionary points /awards)
- Failure to include a clear outline of overall job plan including total PAs paid in main contract (both NHS and academic or other external) and any extra paid PAs and any on-call uplift, and to show how much extra work you do that is unpaid
- Repetition of the same activity/output across different domains of the form
- Failure to include correct personal GMC number and total PAs worked (often wrong and/or omitted) on the first page of the CVQ.