National Clinical Excellence Awards

The ACCEA round for 2020 had been suspended with ministers agreeing to extend those awards that were due to be renewed in 2020 by one year.  Award holders are expected to renew their award in the 2021 competition and those that are successful would be recommended for a four-year renewal.

As a result of the 2020 round being suspended, there will be twice as many applications in the 2021 round. Therefore, ACCEA plans to have an extended application window which will open in November 2020 and close in January 2021. MWF plans to start accepting citation applications on the 1st November 2020 with a closing date of Thursday 3rd December 2020.

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

Therefore members who are applying for a new award or a renewal please submit your applications to us for review by Midnight Thursday 3rd December 2020.

To receive MWF assistance you must be an MWF member.

You can download all the required forms here.

You will also need to complete this form when applying for assistance from MWF.

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


Local Clinical Excellence Awards

As many members may be aware, LCEA guidelines state that part-time consultants are eligible for CEAs which are paid on a pro-rata basis. However, it is MWF’s belief that LTFT consultants should be paid the same as full-time colleagues as inputs, scoring and outputs are the same for any given number of CEAs. MWF would also like to draw our members attention to variations that may exist in different trusts and we would like to encourage members to bring the below NHS Employers guidance to the attention of your LNC Chair.

NHS Employers state on their website 

“employers have the discretion to reach agreement locally about the proportion of award that part-time consultants can receive and can agree with their LNC not to pro-rata the award for part-time consultants.”

MWF is interested in learning whether our members are aware of the local variations that exist and we would be really grateful if you could spare a few minutes to fill out this survey. Please click here.


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