The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) is an independent, advisory NDPB and succeeded the Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards (ACDA)

Clinical Excellence awards are given to recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of NHS consultants, over and above that normally expected in a job, to the values and goals of the NHS and to patient care. ACCEA will operate the arrangements which replaced discretionary points and distinction awards with a single, more graduated scheme comprising both local and national elements known as the Clinical Excellence Awards Scheme.

The scheme operates under a fair and uniform criteria – transparent and equitable processes and – clear operational frameworks.

ACCEA 2018

The ACCEA 2018 round opens on 13 February 2018 and the deadline for applications direct to ACCEA is 17:00 on 12 April 2018.

HEART UK are recognised as a registered specialist society which enables us to consider applications for National Clinical Excellence Awards at bronze, silver and gold level.  

If you are a Consultant and would like HEART UK to consider your application in its ranking and citation process, please submit your national forms and a covering letter in 200 words or less detailing your contribution to furthering the management of hyperlipidaemia locally, regionally, nationally or internationally, either through your own efforts or through HEART UK to Jane Kendrick, by Friday 16 March 2018.  These, together with information from the national forms, will be used by an appropriately constituted HEART UK sub-committee to propose a ranked list of candidates and to provide citations for those nominated to the ACCEA. 


We are only able to support Healthcare Professionals if you hold a Professional Membership with HEART UK.  If you wish to become a Professional Member, please complete the form and return it to us by post or email with your payment to:

Jane Kendrick
Executive PA
7 North Road
Berks  SL6 1PE

Please note, we are not able to provide any feedback on whether we have supported your application.

  • All interested parties should continue to access the ACCEA website for the latest news.