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2024 National Clinical Impact Awards

Opens 4 March - Closes 5:00pm on 15 April 2024

The national scheme recognises consultants, dentists or academic GPs in England and Wales who deliver national impact above the expectations of their job role or other paid work over the previous 5 years, or since a prior national award if within the last 5 years. The scheme specifically recognises the dissemination and implementation of that work and its impact on the wider NHS and public health.  

Full application details from the ACCIA website    A quick guide is available here

Key points: 

You do not need to hold any local award or a previous NCEA to be eligible for a national impact award.

Up to 600 awards can be made - successful applicants will be awarded the level of award deemed appropriate for their application.  The awards last for 5 years and have an annual, non-pensionable value of:

  • £10,000 (N0) (Wales only)
  • £20,000 (N1)
  • £30,000 (N2)
  • £40,000 (N3)

There are 5 domains to describe your contributions and provide supporting evidence:

  • developing and delivering a high-quality service
  • improving the NHS through leadership
  • education, training and people development
  • innovation and research - this can include up to 10 of your most significant publications within the last 5 years, whether web-based or multi-media outputs, including up to 5 reviews and textbooks
  • additional impact, in which you can provide other evidence, particularly if it relates to published NHS or other relevant health objectives

There are examples of what a good domain looks like in part 5 of the ACCIA guide.  The quick guide gives advice about filling in the application form and what not to do.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to senior clinicians in England and Wales who are:

  • Fully registered with a licence to practise
  • an academic GP in a permanent clinical academic role in higher education at senior lecturer level or above
  • employed by the NHS, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) or its arm’s length bodies, a university, medical or dental school, local authority or a Welsh government-associated organisation
  • in role for at least one year, on 1 April 2024
  • in England - on an NHS consultant contract expressed in programmed activities (PAs), or an academic contract expressed in an equivalent pay scale
  • in Wales - on an NHS consultant contract expressed in sessions
  • working a minimum of 3 clinically relevant contracted PAs

See the ACCIA guidance for full qualifying details and for rules if you are

  • "retired and returned"
  • a Consultant in a locum role for more than one year.
  • working LTFT
  • on a permanent Consultant contract providing contracted-out NHS services
  • an academic Consultant
  • an NHS Trust Clinical or Medical Director (or similar medical management post)

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