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Applying for 2021 Clinical Excellence Awards - BCCA support
The latest round of the National Clinical Excellence Awards opened on 7 December 2020. Further details can be found here. This includes those who were due to renew in 2020 and whose awards were extended by one year. Applications can be completed online via the ACCEA website.
We are able to support BCCA members in England and Wales albeit that we are limited in the numbers we are allowed to support in each category. As per previous years we are allowed to support up to 4 applications at bronze level, two at silver and 1 at gold level. Unfortunately, colleagues in Scotland and Northern Ireland are still not eligible to apply having been disadvantaged in recent years. [Please ignore this communication if this applies to you]
I am inviting members who wish BCCA to consider supporting their nomination for a renewal and or new national award in 2021 to complete a CVQ and any supplementary questionnaires and return these to Azeem Ahmad, Affiliates Coordinator (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 1918) by 23.59hrs on Monday 15th February 2021.
Please note any applications received after this deadline will not be considered for BCCA support. We will need to rank the applications well ahead of the ACCEA's final submission deadline of 17.00hrs on 18 March 2021. Other deadlines for support I am aware of so far: BCS deadline is 23.59hrs on Monday 22nd February 2021. Your own Trust deadline may differ.
All applications for national awards are self-nominated and must be submitted separately online to ACCEA using the CVQ form provided by ACCEA. Before deciding whether to self-nominate it is worth considering the following guidance:
[If you experience any difficulty in accessing the above form, please download via the ACCEA website]
Applicants Guidance (please read carefully)
BCCA will review the applications received for support and score and rank them using an independent panel of BCCA members.
Good luck with your applications this year.
Professor John Simpson
British Congenital Cardiac Association