2023 National Clinical Impact Awards Round

  • 21 Feb 2023
  • RCOphth

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA) has confirmed on their website that the 2023 awards round will commence as planned in March 2023, with a provisional opening date of Friday 3 March. The application window will be open for approximately 8 weeks, closing in late April or early May.

Please check the ACCIA website to review the updated guidance once it is available in advance of entering your application. ACCIA also encourage you to request a recording of the applicant training webinar if you were unable to attend this. It was held on Monday 6 February 2023.

Changes to National Nominating Organisations (NNOs)
The Chair and Medical Director of ACCIA spoke with representatives from nominating organisations on Monday 23 January. During this meeting member organisations (MOs) were informed that a decision had been reached by ACCIA’s main committee to change the way in which they interact with the National Clinical Impact Awards process from 2023.

As a result of this change, MOs (previously known as national nominating organisations (NNOs) will no longer provide citations and rankings to a selected number of applicants. This means that applicants will no longer be able to choose to request support from MOs. However, the organisations will still play an important role in supporting members of their speciality or area of practice to apply for awards.

ACCIA emphasises that an application must be the applicant’s own work and any editing or direct critique of applications by any MO is not permitted.

2022 awards round
ACCIA regret to inform applicants that the approval and thus the communication of outcomes for the 2022 awards round is delayed. While they appreciate this will be disappointing news, it is only correct that due process is followed. They would like to reassure applicants that they are doing all they can to expedite the final stages of clearance but are unable to provide a precise date for when applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application. They are hopeful that it will be in the coming weeks.

Further information will be confirmed in due course.

Any further queries please contact Jo Dean at [email protected]