In March 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) consulted on reforms to the National Clinical Excellence Award scheme. DHSC is currently preparing the government response for publication.
The 2022 award round is expected to open for applications later in the year than usual.
In early spring, we’ll be communicating with applicants, employers and other stakeholders to ensure they are fully informed about the new scheme, including what is required and when.
We’re not able to provide timings for the 2022 awards round at present, however we’ll provide them at least 6 weeks in advance of the application window.
Guidance and application forms from previous years are available on this site. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/accea
Useful documents and links
ACCEA website (England and Wales)
SACDA website (Scotland)
NICEAC website (N. Ireland)
ACCEA Applicants Guide 2015 (updated 2015)
FAQs (updated 2015)