ACCEA Clinical Excellence Awards Application Now Open

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22 January 2020

National Clinical Excellence Awards 2020 Round

Clinical Excellence Awards recognise and reward NHS consultants and academic GPs who perform 'over and above' the standard expected of their role. The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards gives awards for quality and excellence, acknowledging personal contributions.

We want to encourage more and more women to apply for this award, to break the glass ceiling and reach the leadership positions you deserve!

MWF are a nominating body and want to assist as many members as possible with their applications.

The 2020 Clinical Excellence Awards opens on Thursday 13th February 2020 and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 9th April 2020. The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) will accept applications for new national awards from consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales and for renewed awards from those due to renew their award in 2020.

In order to familiarise yourself with the guidelines prior to the publishing of the 2020 guidelines, please click on the link to the 2019 ACCEA guidelines which is found here. In addition, please find a link to download the ACCEA application forms here.

The deadline for submission of applications to be considered for MWF support precedes the final closing date set by ACCEA in order for MWF to decide who to nominate for new awards and support with renewals. The closing date for the receipt of applications for MWF review is strictly Midnight on Sunday 1st March 2020. Please also ensure you submit a completed MWF ACCEA Form with your application which can be found by clicking here.

We also have also put together '21 Top Tips for Completing your ACCEA application' which we suggest you take a look at here.

Please note: we can only consider applications from MWF members.

Submit an Abstract for the Spring Conference 2020

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19 January 2020

call for abstracts

MWF Spring Conference 2020

The Medical Womens Federation (MWF) invites the submission of abstracts for presentation at its Spring conference. The MWF is committed to creating a platform for inspiring medical minds to meet, stimulate new thinking and extend professional relationships. The title of this year’s conference is “Mind the gap: enhancing support for doctors and patients in the 2020s”, which will be held in Nottingham, on the 24th of April 2020. Our conferences provide the opportunity to meet, network and educate.

Abstracts related to our conference theme are greatly encouraged. MWF is keen to encourage submissions from all interested.

Submission deadline: 15th March 2020

Before submitting an abstract, please read the submission guidelines below.

Submission Process

Submission of abstract will be done online via an online form on the MWF Website and follow up submissions through the MWF Admin email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presentation Format

This year, the MWF spring conference will feature ‘talking posters’. Abstracts are requested based on this year’s conference title

‘Mind the gap: enhancing support for doctors and patients in the 2020s’

  • Presentations will be 5 minutes long. Following each presentation, there will be 2 minutes for presenters to field questions from the audience.
  • Accepted posters will be asked to produce a poster for display at the conference
  • Those who submit and are accepted to display their posters would be required to
    • To submit all authors names and sign off for submission
    • Each poster submitted should be submitted as a single entry
    • Each submission is to include a short abstract summary (maximum 250 words)

The Lady Estelle Wolfson Conference Bursary - Applications Open!

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15 January 2020

estelle wolfson bursaryTo make headway in their future career, medical students and junior doctors need to attend conferences and events to aid their professional development.

The Lady Estelle Wolfson Conference Bursary aims to encourage medical students and junior doctors to attend the MWF Conferences.

MWF conferences provide an opportunity for inspiring medical minds to meet, stimulate new thinking and extend professional relationships. The bursary has been generously supported by Lady Estelle Wolfson (Chair of the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation).

Please click here to download the application form

Return your application with all necessary documentation to:
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Closing date for receipt of application: Sunday 1 st March 2020 at midnight.

Please note:
Applications for support are only open to members of the MWF.
Successful applicants must produce a written 500-word post-conference report following the event. The report could cover topics such as which session the attendee found most engaging or inspiring and why; how this conference has influenced their current practice; how this conference will benefit their present and future career aspirations.

Upon receipt of the written report within one month of the conference taking place, a bursary of 50% of the conference fee will be awarded to the recipient.

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