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Clinical Excellence Awards

This year's round of the National Clinical Excellence Awards is open from Thursday 13 March 2020 for the Clinical Academics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The full details for this can be found on ACCEA's website here: 

In order for the School to complete the process of scoring, ranking and writing citations ahead of the Universities UK deadline for Platinum applications, the internal deadline for the submission of applications from SMD will be 12pm midday on Tuesday 14 April. In light of the national deadlines, late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Please note that there is an earlier deadline for those who are submitting for a Platinum Award. The internal deadline for these applications is Wednesday 8 April at 12pm midday.

The final deadline for this year's submissions to ACCEA will be 5pm on Thursday 7 May.

Clinical academics holding HCC with Trusts other than Barts Health should check with their own Trust regarding their own internal processes and deadlines.


How to Apply:

Before applying for an award or a renewal of your current award, it is important to read the guidance provided by ACCEA below, paying particular attention to the information regarding eligibility and how to navigate the online application process. The guidelines for 2020 have not been published as of yet, so please find below the 2019 guidelines in the meantime. There should be no major changes.

NCEA Guide for Applicants 2020 [PDF 233KB]

If you are wishing to submit an application to the National Clinical Excellence Awards this year, you will need to complete the application form labelled 'Form A' below.

NCEA Form A Application Form for Applicants 2020 [DOC 38KB]

There are a further three forms that can be submitted as a continuation of Form A, based on the specific activity listed (Research & Innovation, Teaching & Training and Leadership & Management). If you wish to complete one of these extra forms, cannot be submitted separately and must be submitted along with Form A.

For Research & Innovation: NCEA Form D Research and Innovation for Applicants 2020 [DOC 14KB]

For Teaching & Training: NCEA Form E Teacher Training for Applicants 2020 [DOC 17KB]

For Leadership & Management: NCEA Form F Leadership Management for Applicants 2020 [DOC 17KB]


Platinum applications for a Queen Mary citation must be submitted in Word format to, Reward and Benefits Administrator, by no later tham 12pm midday on Wednesday 8 April.

Bronze, Silver and Gold applications for a Queen Mary citation must be submitted in Word format to by no later than 12pm midday on Tuesday 14 April.

Applicants seeking employer support from Barts Health NHS Trust must be submitted in Word format to also by no later than 12pm midday on Tuesday 14 April.


It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the main application form is completed and submitted online to ACCEA, and detailed instructions regarding completion can be found on the ACCEA website.

If you have any queries regarding applications requiring support from the School, please contact Rhianne Jones.

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