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									                     CONSULTANTS’ CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS
                               (ENGLAND AND WALES)
                 NATIONAL LEVELS BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD AND PLATINUM
                                2011 AWARDS ROUND

                           FACULTY OF PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE

    This guidance, together with the special FPH forms for the 2011 awards round, is available
       on the FPH’s website at http://www.fph.org.uk/accea . Please read the whole of this
              guidance if you are seeking FPH support for your ACCEA application.

Background
   Applications for FPH support for national level consultants’ clinical excellence awards
   (England and Wales) are now being invited from all FPH members directly into FPH’s
   central office in order to provide an equal opportunity for all eligible consultants to apply for
   FPH support. The FPH Adviser will have a local facilitating role in order to help eligible
   members in their constituencies to apply for FPH support. You should contact your FPH
   Adviser in the first instance if you need advice about your application:



   FPH deadlines
   In order to meet the national ACCEA deadlines (England and Wales), your application for
   FPH support for your ACCEA application must reach the FPH office by the following dates:

      17.00 on Friday 15 October 2010 : applications for Platinum awards

      17.00 on Friday 5 November 2010 : applications for bronze, silver and gold
       awards

                      Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


   Platinum awards
   The FPH, together with the other members of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
   (AoMRC), is required to submit a shortlist of nominations for level 12 (platinum) awards to
   the AoMRC. The FPH Officers plus lay member review applications for platinum awards
   received by the FPH deadline and submit a FPH shortlist (usually two or three nominations
   only) to the AoMRC before their deadline which is Monday 1st November. The AoMRC
   then submits to the ACCEA a consolidated shortlist across all specialties, using the
   citations provided by the individual colleges and faculties.

   National bronze, silver and gold awards
   The FPH makes direct nomination rankings to the ACCEA for national levels bronze, silver
   and gold. The FPH Officers plus lay member review applications for these awards and
   draw up a shortlist within the limits set by ACCEA (to be confirmed but usually
   approximately ten bronze, four silver and three gold nominations for England and Wales in
   total). A prioritised list of names of those shortlisted will be submitted to the ACCEA
   (England and Wales) before their advertised national deadline (17.00 on Friday 10th
   December 2010).


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   What you need to do if you wish to apply for FPH support
   Using the template forms supplied by ACCEA for nominating body use only
      1. Complete an application form (form A) for nominating body use only (same content
          as online ACCEA form – you can cut and paste accordingly)
      2. Complete optional FPH nominating body use only supplementary forms if
          appropriate (same content as online ACCEA forms)
      3. Include a citation (form B) with your application;
      4. Email or send your application to the FPH.


1. Complete ACCEA form A for FPH use only (same content as ACCEA forms)
   www.fph.org.uk/prof_affairs/consultants_higher_awards/

   If you wish to apply for FPH support for your ACCEA application at national level, you
   should complete the special FPH 2010 application form, together with any of the three
   special FPH supplementary forms which are appropriate for your circumstances. These
   forms are for FPH use only. You will be able to cut and paste the information from your FPH
   application direct into the ACCEA web forms when the 2010 online system opens in
   October (England) or when the 2010 forms are published (Wales).


2. Complete the optional supplementary forms for FPH use only, if appropriate (same
   content as ACCEA forms)
   www.fphm.org.uk/prof_affairs/consultants_higher_awards/

   Applicants for awards at national level can, if they wish, submit a supplementary form (or
   forms) with their application.

   The three supplementary forms are:
       research and innovation (form D)
       teaching and training (form E)
       medical leadership and managing a high quality service (form F)


   For the 2011 round of awards, ACCEA has confirmed that:
       applicants for bronze national and silver awards may choose to submit one
          supplementary form;
       applicants for gold awards may choose to submit up to two supplementary forms;
       applicants for platinum awards may choose to submit up to three supplementary
          forms.

   If you decide to use any of these forms, the relevant domain section(s) in your main
   application form must not be completed. You will be able to cut and paste the information
   from the special FPH supplementary forms direct into the ACCEA web site when the 2010
   online system opens in October (England) or when the 2010 forms are published (Wales).

   Quality and content of your application
   It is vital that you read the ACCEA guidance – NHS Consultants’ Clinical Excellence
   Awards Scheme Guide For Applicants.

   http://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/ACCEA/Awardsround/index.htm

   The assessment criteria are clearly described in the ACCEA guidance and you should take
   careful note of these before completing the form(s). The guidance has been written with
   clinicians in mind and FPH has raised this issue with the former Medical Director of ACCEA
   who has reassured FPH that all committees are aware of the overarching nature of public
   health.


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   The guidance given in Delivering a high quality service – may look very clinical. However,
   public health physicians can still easily address this point by concentrating on two of the
   criteria given i.e.
         Excellence in delivering your professional commitments. You may refer to validated
            performance or outcome data. Present this comparatively, and/or with external or
            peer review reports assessing the quality of your service if possible;
         Good use of NHS resources.

   The examples given for this Domain are also very clinical but examples of excellence in
   delivering public health commitments could include: reduction in disease/risk factors (e.g.
   smoking prevalence, childhood accidents, HCAIs); increase in immunisation/screening
   rates; local uptake of recommendations made by DPH/HPU; successful implementation of
   national priorities (say why you consider it successful); addressing long term or serious
   local problems; good results from comparative audit of e.g. surveillance/info systems;
   advocacy that has changed policy/opinion, etc. Also mention if anything has been copied by
   others, won an award, is innovative or has been praised by independent bodies/individuals.

   Remember that those reading your application may not know you so make sure what you
   write is intelligible to everyone including lay people, who are represented on the
   committees. Do include dates, where applicable. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms
   and do not simply list (for example) committees of which you are a member. Do not include
   evidence submitted for an earlier award, unless it illustrates how initiatives have been
   further developed. Use a new line for each entry (bullet points help for clarity), do not
   change the font and do not sign your form(s) electronically.


3. Include ACCEA form B - Nominating Body citation for FPH use only with your
   application
   www.fph.org.uk/prof_affairs/consultants_higher_awards/

   Your FPH application must be accompanied by a citation written especially for the FPH
   on the special FPH citation form. Any applications received without an accompanying
   citation on the correct FPH form will not be accepted (and vice versa).

   The FPH Officers will not be able to consider any incomplete or late applications. Please
   do not submit multiple citations; this is not necessary or desirable. Any late or incomplete
   applications will not be accepted by the FPH.

   Who writes the FPH’s citations?
   Your citation writer must be a FPH member in good standing and should normally hold a
   clinical excellence award at the same level or higher than the applicant although this is not
   essential. It does not matter if the citation writer is based in a different region or country
   from the nominee but, in order to avoid any possible conflict of interest, it must not be
   written by a colleague with whom you work closely or who is based in the same
   department.

   What do FPH citation writers need to do?
   1. Complete the special Nominating body citation form which is for FPH use only – you will
      see that FPH of Public Health appears in the name of the nominating body box – do not
      try to change this;
   2. Keep the guidance beside you for reference when completing the form;
   3. Ensure that all the boxes are fully and correctly completed - incomplete forms will not be
      accepted;
   4. Save the citation form as a word document and email it to the applicant who will submit
      it to the FPH with his/her FPH;
   5. Do not submit the FPH citation form to ACCEA.

   Quality and contents of citation

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   The citation for the FPH must be exclusively for FPH use and should bring out issues of
   particular relevance to the FPH and the specialty of public health. It is essential that
   citations do justice to the applicant. They should not simply reproduce the information that
   has already been provided in the individual’s application, nor that provided in another
   citation from a different source for the same person. Clinical excellence awards are given
   to recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of NHS consultants over and above
   that normally expected in their job. Those writing the citation need to ensure that they have
   described how the applicant meets the ACCEA domains (see the ACCEA guidance for a
   detailed description of the criteria). The work done by the applicant in the specialty of
   public health (medicine) and/or for the FPH must be highlighted, with emphasis on the
   wider influence of that work at national or international level, rather than making an
   assessment of contributions to the local employer. It is important that the citation for the
   FPH should be qualitative and, in particular, it should not be based simply on the nominee’s
   ability to ‘do the job well’.


4. Submit your application to the FPH
   As soon as you have completed your special FPH application (application form and any
   optional supplementary forms plus citation form), you should email it to
   laurawebb@fph.org.uk at FPH central office.

How are applications assessed?
  All complete applications received by the FPH deadlines are reviewed and assessed by a
  FPH committee, chaired by the FPH President. The committee consists of the seven FPH
  Officers and one lay member. All applications are assessed using the ACCEA criteria as
  described in the ACCEA Guides
  http://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/ACCEA/NationalAwards/Index.htm
  http://www.wales.nhs.uk/page.cfm?pid=3928 .

   In advance of their meetings, the FPH committee members score the applications against
   the ACCEA domains and criteria, plus contributions to the FPH and/or the specialty of
   public health (medicine), using an indicative scoring scale. On the basis of each
   candidate’s application, together with the citation, their own knowledge of particular
   contributions which individuals have made to the FPH and to public health (medicine) more
   widely, and an indication from the ACCEA of the number of nominations to be made at
   each level, the Officers produce a list in ranked order against each level of award.


What happens next?
  Following shortlisting by the FPH committee, if you have been shortlisted for FPH support,
  you and your chief executive will be notified by email. A member of the FPH staff will
  submit FPH rankings and citations direct to ACCEA (bronze national, silver and gold
  nominations) or to the AoMRC (platinum nominations) on behalf of the President.

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ACCEA process - applications
  The ACCEA (England and Wales) closing date for receipt of consultants’ applications for
  the 2010 awards round to 17.00 on Friday 10 December 2010.

   Individual consultants must submit their own applications direct to the ACCEA:

          England : through the online application and submission process via the ACCEA
           website. http://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/ACCEA/Awardsround/index.htm#jumpTo8

          Wales : by completing and submitting an application using the forms and following
           the instructions on the Welsh ACCEA website:


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There is no other route available and no facility for the FPH or anyone else to do this for
you. If the ACCEA has not received your fully completed application, any supporting
citations received by the ACCEA for you will be invalid. It is essential therefore that
applicants ensure that they fully complete the submission of their ACCEA application before
the ACCEA closing date.

If you have any queries about the ACCEA process, you should contact the ACCEA
secretariat direct, not the FPH office.

Eligibility
Please refer to the appropriate section of the ACCEA guidance for details of eligibility.
Applicants are advised that it is unusual for awards to be granted if fewer than four years
have elapsed since the previous award. The levels at which candidates may apply have
been confirmed for 2010 and are as follows:

    Candidates without a national award may apply at bronze award;
    Bronze award holders may apply at silver award;
    Silver award holders may apply at gold award

    B Distinction Award holders may apply at SILVER level only

    Gold and A Distinction award holders may apply for a platinum award.


ACCEA nominal roll
The ACCEA nominal roll for all specialties, including public health medicine and dental
public health, is on the ACCEA web site. It can be searched and sorted e.g. by specialty,
region/country, etc: http://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/ACCEA/nominalroll/index.htm


Consultants are strongly advised to check that they are included in the ACCEA nominal roll
and that their details are correct. If you find any mistakes or omissions, please contact the
ACCEA secretariat directly. The ACCEA online system will not accept your application if
you are not on the ACCEA nominal roll.




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                CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS (ENGLAND AND WALES)

       IN BRIEF - STAGES IN SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS FOR FPH SUPPORT

                                         2011 AWARDS ROUND

1. Individual consultant (FPH member in good standing) submits application for FPH
   support using special FPH forms (application form and citation form plus any optional
   supplementary application forms) to laurawebb@fph.org.uk as follows:

            17.00 on Friday 15th October 2010: applications for platinum awards

            17.00 on Friday 5th November 2010 : applications for bronze, silver and gold
             awards

                    Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

2. FPH committee members (Officers and one lay member) individually assess each
   application against ACCEA criteria each completed application received by the
   advertised deadlines and.submits standard results table electronically to FPH for
   collation;

3. FPH committee meets and draws up prioritised shortlists for each level of award;

4. FPH staff contact each shortlisted applicant and their chief executive by email to notify
   them that they have been shortlisted for FPH support;

5. FPH staff submit ranked shortlist of names and supporting FPH citations to the ACCEA
   (gold, silver and bronze applications) and to the AoMRC (platinum applications);

6. Individual consultants must ensure they have fully completed and submitted their own
   applications direct to ACCEA by the deadline set by ACCEA. ACCEA will not accept
   the FPH’s or any other citations unless you have correctly submitted your own
   application.

          England : through the online application and submission process via the ACCEA
           website:
           http://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/ACCEA/index.htm

          Wales : by completing and submitting an application using the forms and following
           the instructions on the Welsh ACCEA website:
           http://www.wales.nhs.uk/page.cfm?pid=3928.

This guidance, together with the special nominating body forms for the 2011 awards round,
                           is available on the FPH’s web site at:
                                http://www.fph.org.uk/accea

                  Email: enquiries@fph.org.uk Website: www.fph.org.uk Registered Charity No: 263894




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