The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been informed that the ACCEA (Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards) will be opening the 2021 application round for new awards and the renewal of existing ones on Monday 7 December in England and Wales.
As in previous years the RCP will be supporting applicants for new awards as a national nominating body. However, this is a very competitive process and there is a limit to the number of consultants we are allowed to recommend.
National awards are subject to renewal every 5 years and this is not automatic. The RCP can provide citations for renewal applicants, but renewal applicants must treat applications to the ACCEA as seriously as a new application. Consultants will need to put in a renewal application if they:
- received their current award in the 2017 round
- last renewed their award in 2016 (ie they were awarded in 2012, 2007 or 2002).
Deadline for applications for RCP support
To allow time to process, score and shortlist applications, the RCP support scheme opens on Monday 14 December.
The RCP support schemes closes:
- 11.59pm on Sunday 27 January for all higher award (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze) applicants.
- 11.59pm on Sunday 7 February for all renewals.
If you have any queries about the RCP support process, please email MedicalWorkforce.Unit@rcplondon.ac.uk