Suspension of 2020 Clinical Excellence Awards

Published: 20/03/2020

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) has decided to suspend applications for the 2020 Clinical Excellence Awards due to the increasing impact of COVID-19 on all NHS staff.

There is now no need to complete an application or for employers to sign-off those already submitted.  ACCEA will implement contingency plans for new applications and will ensure that those whose awards expire in April 2021 are not disadvantaged by being unable to submit a renewal application.

Any applications already drafted will be saved. The online form will remain available until 5pm on Tuesday 24 March so that applicants can download their work.

ACCEA will provide further details next week after discussions with ministers and ACCEA committees.