Consultants & Specialists' Group
The aim of this sub-group is to support our members on issues of personal, regional and national importance.
ACCIA 2022 Applications
NOTICE FOR ALL BAOMS Fellows: deadline to receive applications for BAOMS Support is closed as of 12 noon Thursday 12 May
The new ACCIA (which replaces the ACCEA) has announced that the awards round for 2022 is now open. All the details and application forms are on their website.
The RCS London website has some useful information here:
Essentially the whole process has been changed and there is no stratification for different levels of award on submission.
Award levels (bronze, silver and gold, now called N1, N2 and N3) will be based on scoring from the regional and then national ACCIA committees.
All citations and ranked lists have to be submitted to the new ACCIA portal by 22 June 2022.
BAOMS can support a maximum of 6 applications with a citation.
The BAOMS Scoring panel will score each BAOMS application and the score will be used to create a ranked list to decide who is offered support.
Applications for BAOMS support will normally be considered by a group probably comprising the President, Immediate Past-President, Vice-President, President-Designate, Honorary Secretary, and Honorary Treasurer, Chairman of Council (when possible), and a non Trustee Fellow of the Association and taking EDI into consideration.
Citations will be written for those individuals whose names are put forward. Citators will be chosen by the ranking panel but will not necessarily be restricted to members of the panel. (Please note that citations cannot be written by BAOMS for consultants who are not included on the BAOMS ranked list.)
Full details are on the ACCIA website together with the new application forms and processes. Please note the changes to the process if you are planning to apply and also changes to the renewal system (renewals are no longer considered in the same way as the previous system).
If you would like to be considered by BAOMS for a place on the ranked list please email your completed application form as one single document either as MS word or PDF format as soon as possible and at the latest before 12 noon BST on Thursday 12 May 2022 to enable time for scoring, and submission of ranked lists and citations before the closing date.
Please write: ACCIA 2022 Applications as the email subject.
Austen T Smith, President
Cyrus J Kerawala, Vice-President
Kanwalraj Moar, Honorary Secretary
Robert J Banks, Honorary Treasurer
Robert P Bentley, Immediate Past President
Government Response to ACCEA (now called ACCIA) Consultation and DHSC Blog from Kevin Davies
In case you have not yet already seen this, we have today (26 January 2022) published the government response to the consultation, rebranding the scheme as the National Clinical Impact Awards. Kevin has also written a piece highlighting the changes here.
We will provide an update at the same time as our briefings from the 2021 award round, but in essence the key changes are below
Increase the number of available awards. Once the transition process for existing national CEA award holders has completed over the 5 year transitional period, there will be up to 600 awards granted annually in England. Once the transition is completed National awards and local awards are planned to be held concurrently
Re-brand the scheme. The awards have been re-branded as the ‘National Clinical Impact Awards’ to reflect to applicants and scorers that the primary focus of the awards is the output of activities rather than undertaking activities in the absence of describing their impact and results.
Re-structure the award levels. In England, the scheme now operates as a three-level award system: National 1 (lowest), National 2 and National 3 (highest).
Refresh the assessment domains. The assessment domains have been revised to combining both Delivering and Developing Service into a single new domain (Domain 1). Three domains (Domains 2, 3 and 4 have been renumbered and their emphases amended) and a new fifth domain has been introduced to allow applicants to include evidence of national impact from other unremunerated activities or where they have delivered impact over and above expectations.
Simplify the application process. A single level application process has been introduced such that applicants no longer apply for an award at a certain level. This enables applicants to attain higher level awards on first application based upon the score attained.
Remove pro-rated awards. Those working Less Than Full Time (LTFT) will no longer have their post 2022 award payments pro-rated.
Remove the renewals process. The renewals process has been removed. National Clinical Impact Awards will be held for a total of five years, at which point applicants need to re-apply.
Remove the pensionability of awards. National Clinical Impact Awards are no longer be pensionable or consolidated.
Simplify the process for employers. Employers only now need to indicate their support or their lack of support for an application and will be required to provide a citation for each applicant. Employer scoring and ranking are no longer required.
We are now working through the detailed implementation planning and operations for the 2022 round and will update as these are finalised, with a view to opening applications in or around April 2022.
Dr Stuart Dollow
Chair, Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards
Invited Review Mechanism (IRM): a message from Stephen Dover
The Invited Review Mechanism (IRM) is run through the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am the BAOMS representative on this body. The purpose of the IRM is to ensure that patients receive good quality care, by providing expert opinion and objective advice. This can take the form of a review of clinical records, a review of an individual’s practice or a wider service review, often looking at multi-disciplinary team working.
Please see this link: Learning from Invited Reviews from the RCS Eng
There is an increasing need for experienced clinicians to act as reviewers and to support the work of the IRM. If you are interested in taking on this role please contact the BAOMS Office where information and application forms can be made available to you. I would also be happy to provide you with further information
Stephen MS Dover
RSPA & Consultants' Study Days
- 2016: Following a development day in October 2016 attended by BAOMS RSPAs and recently or soon to be appointed OMF surgeons, please see this document about mentoring following a presentation by Mrs Scarlett McNally, RCSEng Council member.
- 2017: Please also see this news item about the 2017 RSPA and New Consultants' Development Day: Achieving success and avoiding failure
- 2018: Please see update available here following the recent 2018 RSPA and Consultants' Development Day
The Consultants & Specialists' Group of BAOMS provide support via the following routes:
- In person
- Via BAOMS office
- Via this website
- Via the Regional Specialty Professional Advisors (RSPA)– Please see LIST OF RSPAs TBC and Training Programme Directors (TPDs) who also act as Regional Specialty Professional Advisers for RCSEng.
We also liaise as an organisation with numerous other organisations within healthcare. Quick links to these organisations include:
Areas of interest
- Continuing professional education & CPD
- Policy and Position Statements
- Consultant Handbook via BMA
- Guidance Documents
- Medic-legal advice / guideline document
- Private Practice
- Job Planning
- Finance and Pay
- Appraisal Guidance
- Planning Pensions and Retirement
- Research and Audit