photo 1576091160550 2173dba999ef 640 480 National Clinical Impact Awards

Clinical Impact Awards recognise and reward NHS consultants and senior academic GPs who perform 'over and above' the standard expected of their role.  If you apply, you need to give evidence of impact across the following 5 areas:

  • Delivering a high-quality service
  • Developing a high-quality service
  • Leading and managing a high-quality service
  • Research and innovation
  • Teaching and training



The 2023 National Clinical Impact Awards will open for applications on 03 March 2023 and the window is currently scheduled to close on 28 April 2023. Please see the below provisional timetable:

3 March to 28 April 2023 – applications open

29 April to 26 June 2023 – first round scoring

27 June to 4 September – N3 scoring

27 June to 6 November – governance review

5 September to 6 November – NRES scoring

end November 2023 – main committee finalisation of recommendations

December 2023 – recommendations to and sign off by ministers

mid-January 2024 – notifications sent to successful applicants and finance processes initiated to back pay awards

mid-January to mid-February 2024 – appeals window open

2023 Resources

Recordings of our applicant and employer webinar  –

Printable resources – National Clinical Impact Awards 2022: resources for applicants and employers - GOV.UK (

2023 guidance for applicants - Applicants' guide: 2023 awards round - GOV.UK (


Changes to the ACCIA system from 2023

From March 2023, National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIA) scheme applications will no longer include rankings and citations from national nominating organisations.

Applicants will now be able to seek guidance from any number of relevant membership organisations (MOs) they wish to approach.

MOs may review draft applications, providing pointers and advice, but must not edit or critique the text directly, as the application must be written solely by the applicant.


For further help or advice contact 

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