APM Awards


National Clinical Excellence Awards (CEA) Round 2017 - NOW OPEN

The stated purpose of the Clinical Excellence award scheme is “to reward consultants who contribute most towards the delivery of safe and high quality care to patients, and who are continuously improving the quality of their services to patients and to the NHS ‘over and above’ the standard expected of consultants”. The National awards are particularly focussed on rewarding contributions that have regional and national impact.

The APM is a nominating body for the National Clinical Excellence Awards and can support applications made by our members. The number of nominations we can make at each level is limited by the ACCEA. APM support does not guarantee an award but supports the application that you submit to be assessed and the citation will be considered as supporting evidence of the contribution claimed by your regional committee. If you would like your application to be considered for nomination by the APM, please use the on-line forms for self-nomination on the Royal College of Physicians’ website, then save and send a copy to the Secretariat.

The deadline to send you nomination to the APM has been extended to 19 March 2017 at 5pm


Please do not forget that, whatever the outcome, you will still need to submit your application directly to the ACCEA. This also needs to be assessed before the submission date by your employer so you need to submit long enough before the deadline for your employer to add their citation to your submission. Each domain is assessed independently and scores allocated and summed. Each contribution can only be scored in one domain. So it is important to ensure that your achievements are distributed between the domains and not duplicated.

CEA; Important Considerations
Please do not forget that, whatever the outcome, you will still need to submit your application directly to the ACCEA. This also needs to be assessed before the submission date by your employer so you need to submit long enough before the deadline for your employer to add their citation to your submission. Each domain is assessed independently and scores allocated and summed. Each contribution can only be scored in one domain. So it is important to ensure that your achievements are distributed between the domains and not duplicated.

Important Considerations

There have been recent changes in the National Clinical Excellence Awards scheme that mean that those applying for awards need to carefully consider whether they are best applying to the national scheme or whether they would be better served pursuing local awards. Consultants who apply successfully for national Clinical Excellence awards lose any local awards (in England) or commitment awards (in Wales) that they previously held.

Individual’s national Clinical Excellence awards are reviewed every five years by ACCEA and either renewed or withdrawn as appropriate. The standard for renewals is that the consultant has to achieve at least the score of the lowest scoring application for a new reward at their level that is successful in their region. A significant number of consultants last year were not successful in their renewal applications.

How individual organisations respond to individuals who were previously in receipt of local awards, lose these when awarded a national award, only to lose their national award five years later, will be for that local organisation to decide but there have been cases of bronze award holders who have gone back to zero local CEA points on loss of their national award.

National Clinical Excellence awards are consolidated into consultants’ annual salaries for superannuation purposes but are not pay protected. Candidates therefore need to be aware that there is a risk that their long term salary and pension may be adversely affected if they are awarded a national award as a result of a contribution with national impact the equivalent of which they are unable to sustain to close to their retirement date. They also need to be aware that , dependent on the level of award they currently hold and hence the increase of their salary in one year, due to the way that the NHS pension scheme value is calculated this can take them significantly over their annual allowance and result in a tax bill running into five figures.


APM Members Audit Prize 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 APM Members audit prize. Clinical audits and high quality improvement projects are eligible. Entrants should have made a significant contribution to conception, implementation and/or analysis phases. The audit should have begun no more than two years before submitting for the Prize.

Closing date for electronic submissions 27 October 2017

Undergraduate Palliative Medicine Essay Prize 2016

Open to all UK and Ireland medical undergraduates who are students as of the closing date.

Entries should be no more than 2,000 words, excluding references which must be listed using the Vancouver system.

An electronic version of the application form and essay must be received by 28 November 2016.

Prize – £250


Congratulations

Rosalind Henderson for winning the Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016

Click here to view the winning essay


Twycross Research Prize 2016

Open to all APM members.

Entries should not exceed 3000 words and should be submitted electronically by 23 October 2016 with the submission form.

Prize: £500


Congratulations

Dr Shuchita Patel for winning the Twycross Research Prize 2016 for

‘An observational study of the prevalence of vivid dreams, nightmares and sleep/night terrors in patients with advanced cancer and their association with opioid analgesics’

Click here to view


Undergraduate Audit Prize 2016

Entrants are invited to submit a report of a clinical audit, service evaluation or quality improvement project to which they have made a significant contribution.

The report should not exceed 2000 words and should be submitted electronically by 23 September 2016 with the submission form.

Prize: Letter of commendation from the Chairs of Professional Standards and Trainee committees with a Certificate which will be awarded December 2016 and presented at the Junior Conference 2017.


Congratulations

Amy Worrall from Trinity College for winning the APM Undergraduate Audit Prize 2016 for

‘A retrospective study of blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, and falls in advanced cancer in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit’


APM Award Rules




UNDERGRADUATE PALLIATIVE MEDICINE ESSAY PRIZE 2016

Rules of entry
Entry Form



TWYCROSS RESEARCH PRIZE 2016

Twycross Entry Form 2016
Twycross Rules 2016



APM Award Winners