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2018 Clinical Excellence Awards

Please be aware that the 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round will open on Tuesday 13 February and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 12 April.

ACCEA will accept applications for new national awards and from those due to renew their award in 2018.

Consultants will need to put in a renewal application if:

  • they received their current award in the 2014 round
  • their award was last renewed in 2013 (awarded in 2009, 2004, 1999)

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.

Updated guidance for applicants, nominators, employers and assessors will be published on the ACCEA website before the round opens.  All relevant information, and forms, will be available when released at:

The deadline for submitting applications is as always tight. For this reason you are advised to start working on your application now if you plan to apply for a new award or renew an existing award. Please note that the standard for renewals is at least as high as that for new awards.

The BAC is a nominating body and supports as many members’ new and renewal applications as it can, and this is based on the number of medical members that we have. The closing date for seeking BAC support will be several weeks before ACCEA’s deadline to allow time for scoring and submission of citations.

If you wish to seek BAC support for your application, then please send your application with a short covering letter detailing your contribution to the field of Cytology, to Dr Paul Cross ( by 5 pm on Tuesday 13th March.

Dr Paul Cross

President BAC