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Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards 2017 round opens on 28th February 2017

The OAA has been informed that the national Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) will run a round of national awards in 2017. The round will open on Tuesday 28 February 2017 and close at 17:00 hrs. Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Clinical Excellence Awards recognise and reward NHS consultants who perform ‘over and above’ the standard expected of their role. The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards gives awards for quality and excellence, acknowledging personal contributions.

The OAA will accept submissions from its members for consideration for ranking and citation. If you wish the OAA to consider supporting your application for a national award, please complete your application and submit to secretariat@oaa-anaes.ac.uk by no later than 09:00 hrs. on Friday 17th March 2017. Please note that the OAA is only able to support 8 Bronze, 2 Silver and 2 Gold applications. Those who are seeking national award renewals can also seek citations from the OAA.

In order to assist us with the processing of your application (the ACCEA round itself closes at 17.00 hrs. on Tuesday 25th April 2017), when you submit your forms, please include in your covering email the name and email address of a potential citation writer and please note that if successful, your citation would need to be submitted to secretariat@oaa-anaes.ac.uk by 09.00 hrs. on Monday 10th April 2017.

For more information on the process, you can refer to the ACCEA website as well as the AAGBI and RCoA websites. If you have any questions, please email secretariat@oaa-anaes.ac.uk.

Dr. Roshan Fernando
OAA President


1. Please submit your application form(s) by 09:00 hrs. on Friday 17th March 2017 by email to the OAA secretariat (secretariat@oaa-anaes.ac.uk) if you would like the OAA to consider supporting your application for a new national award or renewal of an existing award. At the same time please provide a name & an email address for someone who can potentially write your citation.

2. The OAA ACCEA panel will assess and rank your application. We will let you know by 17:00 hrs. on Monday 3rd April 2017 if your application will be supported by the OAA.

3. If the OAA decides to support your application and has informed you by email that it will do so, your citation from your nominated citation writer needs to be emailed to the OAA secretariat (secretariat@oaa-anaes.ac.uk) by 09.00 hrs. on Monday 10th April 2017.

4. The OAA will then submit the citation and its own ranked list (for each level of award) to the ACCEA online system before 17:00 hrs. on Tuesday 25th April 2017, which is when the 2017 ACCEA round closes.

Supporting documents and links should be available from Tuesday 28th February 2017 via the ACCEA website.
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