The Advisory Committee for the Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) are aware of the increasing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on all NHS staff. The decision has been made to suspend the 2020 National Clinical Excellence Awards competition. They do not expect clinicians to prepare applications, nor employers to sign them off at the expense of clinical priorities.
Based on this ongoing assessment, they will implement their contingency and mitigation plans for new applications and will also ensure that those whose awards expire in April 2021 are not disadvantaged by being unable to submit a renewal application. Any applications already drafted will be saved.
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