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COVID-19: 2020 Clinical Excellence Awards competition update  

Update 1 April 2020

The National Clinical Excellence Awards for 2020 have now been suspended due to the Corona Virus crisis. Please see COVID-19: suspension of 2020 Clinical Excellence Awards competition for more information. 

If you have any queries or questions please email Ian Oakley


18 March 2020

*The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) is aware of the increasing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on all NHS staff.


Although the 2020 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition remains open, we do not expect clinicians to prepare applications, nor employers to sign them off at the expense of clinical priorities.


See COVID-19: 2020 Clinical Excellence Awards competition update for more information


Any member who is looking for our support but is unable to complete the application process at this time please do check back on this page or speak to Ian Oakley on 020 7563 4130 or email

11 March 2020


We are pleased to announce that once again we have been granted the right, as a National Nominating Body, to provide citations to consultant/honorary consultant members in support of their applications for National Clinical Excellence Awards.

There is no threshold for candidates to achieve before requesting support from us although it is rare for the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) panel to confer national awards on candidates that do not yet have a local level five award. Further information on the awards is available in the Clinical Excellence Awards application guidance.

To be considered for support, members should submit a 200 word statement detailing their contribution to dental clinical excellence through the auspices of the BDA at a local and/or national level alongside their official application forms.

Applications for support should be submitted to no later than 17:00 on Friday 3 April. Any applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

We will inform members after Friday 1 May whether they have received our support.