The 2023 National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIA) will open for applications on 03 March 2023 and the window is currently scheduled to close on 28 April 2023.
Please see below the provisional timetable for the 2023 Round:
· 3 March to 28 April 2023 – applications open
· 29 April to 26 June 2023 – first round scoring
· 27 June to 4 September – N3 scoring
· 27 June to 6 November – governance review
· 5 September to 6 November – NRES scoring
· end November 2023 – main committee finalisation of recommendations
· December 2023 – recommendations to and sign off by ministers
· mid-January 2024 – notifications sent to successful applicants and finance processes initiated to back pay awards
· mid-January to mid-February 2024 – appeals window open
ACCIA has recently published more information on the new role that Member Organisations play in the NCIA process, this can be found at the following link: New ACCIA process for awards scheme applications - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
This is particularly relevant to membership organisations such as the APAGBI, who were excluded from the list of National Nominated Organisations for the 2022 round. I will summarise the changes in a separate email to members.
Attached are some resources that may be helpful to members in application for a NCIA, these include an application checklist and Domain 2 (Leadership) examples:
· Recordings of our applicant and employer webinar (Q&A to be uploaded in due course) – https://tinyurl.com/ACCIA2023webinars
· Our printable resources (will shortly be updated with information relevant to the 2023 Awards Round) – National Clinical Impact Awards 2022: resources for applicants and employers - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
· Our 2023 guidance for applicants - Applicants' guide: 2023 awards round - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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)
Applications for the 2022 round of the rebranded National Clinical Impact Awards will open on Wednesday 27th April and close on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. Details of the process and applications forms may be found here:
I can confirm that despite discussions with ACCIA there is no recourse to appeal and the APAGBI, together with all other Anaesthesia Specialist Societies and Associations remain excluded from the new list of National Nominating Organisations (NNOs). We are therefore unable to support your application. The only recognised NNOs for anaesthesia are the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The complete list of registered NNOs may be found here:
In recent weeks I have been in discussion with William Harrop-Griffiths and William Fawcett, who lead on the Clinical Awards Scheme for the College and Association respectively. Both organisations are supportive but are unable to directly involve the APAGBI or any other Specialist Society in their process of assessment and support of award applications for the 2022 round. However, both have indicated that the iniquity of the new system based "equality of access" should be challenged and have agreed to work with us and other Specialist Societies on appealing the decision of exclusion once the work on the 2022 round is complete. In the meantime, if you are intending to seek an award in the 2022 round, please prepare your application in the usual way and seek support from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Association of Anaesthetists (AoA). If your specialty involves liaison with other NNOs such as RCPCH or the Paediatric Critical Care Society, then you might also consider approaching these organisations for support. Information on support for application via the AoA may be found here:
Please note that the deadline for submission via the AoA is 09.00 on Tuesday 17th May. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information can also be found on the RCoA website here:
Now rebranded as the National Clinical Impact Awards
The government response to the 2021 consultation process is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reforming-the-national-clinical-excellence-awards-scheme
The key changes for England and Wales are summarised below:
A blog from Professor Keith Davies (Medical Director of Advisory Committee on the National Clinical Impact Awards) helps to give context to these changes:>>>Blog
Planning for implementation is currently taking place with a view to opening applications around April 2022.
We will update this page as and when updates are received from ACCEA.
Further information may be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/advisory-committee-on-clinical-excellence-awards
Currently there are no plans for Excellence/Impact awards in Scotland and N Ireland.
A summary of the current status of clinical excellence awards in the devolved nations can be found on this BMA page: