Reforms to the national clinical excellence awards announced

The response to consultation on reforms to the national CEAs has been published and includes a new name for the awards scheme.

27 January 2022

The consultation response to reform the national clinical excellence awards scheme was published yesterday (26 January). 

The reforms aim to broaden access to the scheme, make the application process fairer and more inclusive and ensure the scheme rewards and incentivises excellence across a broader range of activity and behaviours.

Part of the reform also includes a change of name for the scheme to national clinical impact awards (NCIAs).

This scheme aims to reward hard-working senior doctors, leaders and roles models. We would encourage employers to raise awareness of the national clinical impact awards to eligible staff as it is an important feature of the total reward package available to the consultant workforce.

Professor Kevin Davies, medical director, Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA) has written a blog that talks about the scheme reforms and the why they have changed the name of the awards.

The full consultation response is available on the GOV.UK website.