The latest round of the 2015 National Clinical Excellence Awards which recognise and reward NHS consultants and academic GPs who perform ‘over and above’ the standard expected of their role opened today (Tuesday 14 April 2015).
The Clinical Excellence Awards are overseen by the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards which gives awards for quality and excellence as well as acknowledging personal contributions.
The number of new national awards in the 2015 round will remain at 300 for England.
Awards are made to those who: (i) demonstrate sustained commitment to patient care and wellbeing or improving public health; (ii) sustain high standards of both technical and clinical aspects of service while providing patient-focused care in their day-to-day practice; (iii) demonstrate a sustained commitment to the values and goals of the NHS by participating actively in annual job planning, observing the private practice code of conduct and showing a commitment to achieving agreed service objectives; (iv) embrace the principles of evidence-based practice; (v) contribute to policy-making and planning in health and healthcare; and (vi) make an outstanding contribution to professional leadership.
All applications, new or renewal, must be made on the online system and the Advisory Committee has published guidance for applicants, assessors, nominators and employers.
The round will close at 5pm on Wednesday 17 June 2015.