ACCEA/SADCDA Information

The Clinical Excellence Awards Committee have just announced that there will be an ACCEA Awards round in 2018.

It is due to open on Tuesday 13 February and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 12 April. As per usual this is a very tight timeline. Forms will be available on the ACCEA website towards the end of February. Updated guidance for applicants, nominators, employers and assessors will be published on the ACCEA website before the round opens. Please go to:

We will update this page to keep you informed of developments.

If you wish to seek APA support in application for an award then please could you submit your completed ACCEA form(s) to by Friday 23rd March 2018.

Consultants will need to put in a renewal application if:

  • they received their current award in the 2014 round
  • their award was last renewed in 2013 (awarded in 2009, 2004, 1999)

In some cases, consultants will be renewing out of the usual cycle. Awards are reviewed earlier if there is a change in job or a significant change in job plan. 


Existing award holders, who are due to review their award are strongly advised to treat the process as if they were applying for a new award as the renewal criteria have become much more rigorous.

Best wishes

Prof Andrew Wolf

Chair APAGBI Professional Standards Committee