Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs) recognise and reward NHS consultants and academic GPs in England and Wales who perform over and above the standard expected of their role. Awards are given for quality and excellence, acknowledging exceptional personal contributions.
There are 12 levels of award. Levels 1–8 are awarded locally (employer based awards) and levels 9–12 (consecutively bronze, silver, gold and platinum) are awarded nationally (England and Wales).
Applicants have to demonstrate achievement in developing and delivering high-quality patient care, and commitment to the continuous improvement of the NHS.
The awards are co-ordinated and awarded by the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), for the Department of Health and Social Care. The RCR only makes a contribution to the process in respect of national awards at bronze, silver, gold, and platinum levels.
The timetable for the 2020 awards round, as provided by ACCEA to date, will open on Thursday 6 February and close on Friday 3 April.
The deadline for CEA applicants to request an RCR citation in support of their application is Thursday 27 February.
Anyone wishing to apply for a Platinum award should submit their forms by email to Platinum Awards by midday on 13 February.
Platinum submissions to Academy of Medical Royal Colleges deadline – Monday 24 February.