BASHH Process for Clinical Excellence Awards 2016

25th February 2016

New Awards

ACCEA National round is going to open sometime between mid March and April. BASHH members who wish to be considered for BASHH support for a national ACCEA Award 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.

BASHH ACCEA committee will need to produce a ranked list of candidates. Please follow the ‘rules’ applicable on BASHH website. These are old rules. Please check for information on and search for ACCEA. Reading the guides on Assessments may help you with your form. There should be a 2016 guide of Applicant instructions which you must follow once the round opens.


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 with attached word documents whether you are sending for new award, new and renewal or 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: March 28th 2016.
Forms will not be considered if submitted after that date.

Please send to BASHH at and copied to

BASHH ACCEA Awards Committee will meet April 14th. 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. 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 cf 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 RCP or another nominating body if you can.

It must be clear what you have done since your last award. All achievements must be dated.
Silver and Bronze applicants may submit only 1 of the additional forms, Gold 2.

It is easier to edit if you do sections of the form on word and then cut and paste into CVQs on line for RCP or on the CVQs for BASHH. Remember the word count includes all gaps as well. Clarity of form is essential and often ‘more is less’. The top ten tips are also on the BASHH website.

If you require any further advice or help, please contact Angela Robinson as Secretary of BASHH ACCEA Award Committee -


BASHH ACCEA 2016 Forms

Applicants Guide Application Form Research and Innovation
Teaching and Training Leadership Management Top Ten Tips for ACCEA CVQ's

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