National Clinical Impact Awards - NCIA (Formerly Clinical Excellence Awards)

Clinical Impact Awards recognise and reward NHS consultants and academic GPs who perform over and above the standard expected of their role.

In 2021, a consultation on the national Clinical Excellence Awards (CEA) sought to increase the number of awards and broaden the diversity of award holders. The National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIA) is an updated awards scheme that is simpler, more relevant and with wider reach. The awards are designed to recognise, reward and retain dedicated clinicians who lead the way in the provision and improvement of patient care, demonstrating national impact by going above and beyond their demanding roles.

Awards are given for quality and excellence, acknowledging exceptional personal contributions. There are three levels of award available in England and Wales. National 1 (lowest), National 2 and National 3 (highest). A fourth Local Award level is available in Wales.

To be considered for an award, consultants will 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 Impact Awards (ACCIA), sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Clinical Impact Awards 2022

The 2022 National Clinical Impact Award window closed on Wednesday 22 June. 

Contact us

Please contact the RCR National Clinical Impact Awards team at .