Clinical Excellence Awards 2018

The 2018 ACCEA round will open on Tuesday 13 February 2018 please see the link to the ACCEA website below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/advisory-committee-on-clinical-excellence-awards

Applications from BTS members for BTS support for clinical excellence award applications are now invited and full details of how to apply are provided below. The deadline for the submission of applications for BTS support is: 5pm on Monday 26 February 2018.

The BTS Nominations Committee will meet in March to approve the supported applications for the 2018 Clinical Excellence Award round. 

This process applies to BTS members in England and Wales. No awards will be made in Scotland in 2018. Clinical Excellence Awards in Northen Ireland have also been suspended in recent years. 

BTS members should send an application form by email to: sally.welham@brit-thoracic.org.uk in the format outlined below by 5pm on Monday 26 February 2018. It should be sent marked "CEA application - in confidence" in the subject heading of an email. Please note applications received after this time will not be considered. 

RENEWALS - if you are seeking BTS support for the renewal of an existing award please complete the relevant forms and submit them by the closing date.  You should state clearly in your covering email that you are seeking support for RENEWAL of an existing award. 

The Nominations Committee will undertake the scoring process and agree the list of supported canidates in March. The list of supported members will be sent to the Royal College of Physicians of London and (RCPCH) by 3 April 2018. 

Citations and ranked lists of supported candidates will be submitted via the ACCEA online system in time to meet the ACCEA deadline of 12 April 2018. 

Members in England and Wales will need to register with the ACCEA online system (and submit an RCP London self-nomination form if they wish to be considered for support by RCP London) in addition to providing the BTS with the appropriate application form.

Those members that wish to seek support from the Royal College of Physicians London should note the details on the RCP website. 

Members are discouraged from lobbying colleagues on the Nominations Committee.

Application forms

Applicants may apply by either:

using one of the following word documents for submission to BTS (please note that these forms are word documents based on the previous year's form).

Bronze Form
Silver Form
Gold Form 
Platinum Form

or

sending in an updated version of a previous copy of a form (clearly marking which level of award is being applied for) and adding a statement of two further domains:

The BTS form asks for a brief comment on the two "extra" domains.

Domain 6 – contribution to Respiratory Medicine
Domain 7 – contribution to the British Thoracic Society

Supplementary Information

Bronze or Silver candidates may choose to submit ONE of the supplementary forms below with their application form.

Gold candidates may choose to submit up to TWO of the forms below:

Form D Research/Innovation
Form E Teaching/Training
Form F Leadership/Management

Please note that the above forms are the most current and up to date. 

Completing the application form

Members should bear in mind the following points when completing the application form:

  • Please use the personal statement to draw out specific achievements (since your last award). This should be used to emphasise and highlight particular points and should not be a repetition of other parts of the form. 
  • Please note that the Committee will base their assessment on the content of the form only so please ensure that this contains all relevant information.
  • Domains 6 and 7 will assist the BTS Nominations Committee in writing in support of your application if your support is confirmed.
  • Members in England will need to register with the ACCEA online system (and submit an RCP London self-nomination form if they wish to be considered for support by RCP London) in addition to providing the BTS with the appropriate application form.

Applications should be sent to:  sally.welham@brit-thoracic.org.uk the format outlined by 5pm on Monday 26 February 2018.