ACCEA/SADCDA Information

The Clinical Excellence Awards Committee have just announced that there will be an ACCEA Awards round in 2019.

This round is now open and will close at 5pm on 4thApril. As per usual this is a very tight timeline.

The website is now open at


Guidance and application forms are available on this site Use the above link or go to


Any additional Information will be updated on the APA website. There is also information available with guidance on the RCoA website


If you wish to seek APA support in application for an award then please could you submit your completed ACCEA form(s) to by the Monday 4thMarch 2019. This a very tight deadline, but all assessments and citations will need to be completed in a very short time frame. It will be helpful if you can advise us of a person outside your Trust who could provide a citation on your behalf should the APA approve support for the application


Consultants will need to put in a renewal application if:

  • they received their current award in the 2015 round
  • their award was last renewed in 2014 (awarded in 2010, 2005)

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. All details of application are available on the ACCEA website.

Best wishes

Prof Andrew Wolf

Chair APAGBI Professional Standards Committee