BASHH Process for Clinical Excellence Award 2017

20th February 2017

New Awards

The ACCEA National round is opening on 28th February 2017 and will close on Tuesday 25th April. BASHH members who wish to be considered for BASHH support for a national ACCEA Award in England and Wales and those who are renewing their award and want a citation from BASHH need to fill in the appropriate forms (CVQs) below.

The closing date for submissions to be considered by BASHH will be Sunday 5th March.

The BASHH ACCEA committee will need to produce a ranked list of candidates. Please follow the ACCEA Guide for applicants available below. The Guide is for 2016 as the 2017 one has not been made available yet. Please check for the 2017 information on and search for ACCEA once the round has officially opened. There will be a 2017 guide of Applicant Instructions which you must follow. Reading the Guide for Assessors may also help you with your form.


Renewals are now considered against the standard applicable for new awards. Ensure that you follow the guidance as for new awards. You only have one chance for renewal so do not miss the ACCEA deadline and make the best job of your form otherwise you may lose your award. Many were not renewed last year. For national awards you lose the award completely and go back to basic salary.

BASHH can provide a citation to support renewal. If you wish BASHH to provide one then you must submit your forms as if applying for a new award. These will be discussed at the committee meeting. A member of the committee will be identified to suggest any changes to the form and write the citation. Please make clear in the e-mail to BASHH with your attached word documents whether you are applying for a new award, a new award and a renewal, or a renewal only.

For Scottish renewals please send the relevant form if you need a citation for renewal.

The key dates for application for BASHH support are as follows:

Deadline of submission of forms for ‘new’ or ‘new and renewal’ or ‘renewal’ awards: Sunday 5th March 2017. Forms will not be considered if submitted after that date. Send to and copy to

The BASHH ACCEA Awards Committee will meet 30th March 2017. The committee members mark all the domains. We will mark the personal statements for contribution to BASHH. Therefore please ensure that you orientate your ‘personal statement’ on the form you submit to BASHH to focus on your activities for BASHH. Your personal statement on the ACCEA on line form needs to encompass all your achievements.

The Royal College of Physicians has a separate process. The RCP form will be on-line. The RCP also usually asks you to ‘weight’ your personal statement for achievements relating to RCP activities i.e. you may wish to use a different personal statement for RCP compared with BASHH.

To have a greater chance of success you need support from your Trust and from one or more other organisations so please submit to the RCP and/or another nominating body if you can.

It must be clear what you have done since your last award. All achievements must be dated.

It is easier to adjust and edit the content of your forms if you do the sections as a Word document and then cut and paste onto the CVQs for BASHH and the on line forms for RCP. Remember the count includes gaps as well as characters. Silver and Bronze applicants may submit one additional form only whereas Gold applicants can submit up to two.

Clarity of the form is essential and often ‘more is less’. The BASHH top ten tips are also on the BASHH website below.

If you require any further advice or help, please contact Janet Wilson as Acting Secretary of BASHH ACCEA Award Committee via email in the first instance

Dr Janet Wilson
Acting Secretary of BASHH ACCEA Committee
20th February 2017


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