03 Mar 2022

Clinical Excellence Awards - Assessors Required

The Clinical Excellence Awards are looking for consultants interested in acting as assessors.

Clinical Excellence Awards - Assessors Required

The Clinical Excellence Awards are becoming the National Clinical Impact Awards to reflect the change in emphasis in our reforms. We would greatly appreciate your help to recognise, retain and reward the highest performing consultant doctors, dentists and academic GPs working in the NHS.

They are looking for assessors to join the sub-committee scoring panels to assess applications between June and July 2022 and are recruiting from across disciplines. The assessors play a critical role in making sure that scoring is fair and impartial for all applicants.

They welcome assessors who are:

  • Professional members (practising consultants), who can consider applications from a peer’s point of view. This might include consultant doctors, dentists and academic GPs who are eligible to apply for an award.
  • Employer members (Managers from Trusts and Arm’s Length Bodies or other organisations such as ICOs employing eligible clinicians), who can consider applications from an employer’s perspective and whether the applicant brings benefits back to their organisation and the wider NHS. Examples include HR Directors, Medical Directors and Chief Executives.
  • Lay / Non medical professional members (objective individuals), who will be knowledgeable about the workings of the NHS and may have lay involvement in healthcare and experience of the patients’ perspective. This could include people with healthcare system experience, other professions that are not medical or retired medical professionals. Lay / non medical professional members are remunerated for their time in meetings and in assessing awards

Commitment to creating inclusive awards

The new NCIAs seek to encourage more applications from previously under-represented groups, such as female consultants and consultants from ethnic minority backgrounds. This is to ensure fair and un-biased scoring. They recognise the importance of having wider representation on the scoring panels, too – so they particularly welcome assessors from these under-represented groups.

To join, please take a few minutes to fill in the attached forms and send them to ACCEA@dhsc.gov.uk FAO: Omarah Adam, along with a short CV that summarises your experience. Please send these back by 25th March.  

To download the application form please click here.  To download further information please click here.