BRITISH DIVISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF PATHOLOGY
PROCESS FOR NOMINATING AND PROVIDING CITATIONS FOR ACCEA, LEVEL 9, 10, 11 AND 12, FOR ENGLAND AND WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND (appendix 1) AND SCOTLAND (appendix 2)
2. Professional bodies, including Medical Royal Colleges, Universities and national professional organisations such as the BDIAP, can nominate individuals for awards and support nominations by providing citations. Many candidates apply by self-nomination, but they can also be supported by professional organisations. The BDIAP was accepted by ACCEA (for England and Wales) as an eligible professional organisation to support candidates in the specialty of Histopathology in 2006.
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The domains are outlined in appendix 3.
f. The number of nominations given citations will be determined by the number of eligible consultant members of the BDIAP, based on a formula published in ACCEA guidance to professional organisations, i.e. for organisations with more than 500 consultant members, the number of nominations will not exceed 1.3% of the consultant number with no national award or 12, which ever is the larger for Bronze nominations. The number of nominations will not exceed 8% of B or Bronze holders or 5 for Silver awards and the number of nominations will not exceed 8% of the consultant members with Silver awards or 4, whichever is the larger, for Gold awards. Based on current consultant membership in England and Wales, indicative maximum numbers of citations, which the BDIAP can give annually, would be 12 for Bronze level, 5 for Silver level and 4 for Gold level.
i. the nominating body,
ii. the person completing the citation and
iii. a senior officer of the BDIAP who vouches for the citation having the imprimatur of the organisation
j. If the BDIAP wishes to support applications for Platinum Awards (level 12), these should be sent to the Royal College of Pathologists, not to ACCEA (based on current guidance).
6. This guidance will be subject to annual review as the ACCEA process evolves and the advice given by ACCEA to nominating professional organisations changes.
CANDIDATES FROM NORTHERN IRELAND
The process in Northern Ireland differs in that application is only by self-nomination. It is outlined in the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety document “GUIDE TO THE HPSS CONSULTANTS’ CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS SCHEME” At Steps 9 and 10 (equating to levels 9 and 10 in England and Wales), citations are sought by the Northern Ireland secretariat from the employer and a senior award holder. For steps 11 and 12, citations are sought from the Employer, a Senior Award Holder and either the consultant’s Royal College or specialty organisation. In the application form for steps 11 and 12, the applicant can name either the Royal College or one Specialty Association from whom they wish a citation to be sought. The BDIAP is willing to be named as the specialty organisation for those candidates who have made a significant national contribution to Histopathology, particularly via contributions to the BDIAP.
Please note that the information below relates to previous years. The BDIAP believes that new awards for Scotland have been suspended
In Scotland, the process is run by the SCOTTISH ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISTINCTION AWARDS (SACDA). Higher awards are at levels B, A and A+. The list of organisations which can nominate consultants for an award includes “Other relevant professional bodies”, as well as individual consultants, NHS employers, Postgraduate Deans, Undergraduate Deans of Medical and Dental Schools, Royal Colleges and Faculties (through their Scottish Council if relevant), and local senior award holders, based on current guidance. Consultants who have been nominated for an award will have been required to complete a SACDA Curriculum Vitae (CV) Form and the nominator should ensure they have seen and considered the CV completed by the consultant before completion of the nomination citation. The criteria for distinction awards are published in the SACDA guidance. The citation form should not simply reproduce information provided in the CV form, but may highlight important aspects of it.
The BDIAP is willing to be a relevant professional body for those candidates who have made a significant national contribution to Histopathology, particularly via contributions to the BDIAP.
DOMAINS IN ACCEA FORM (ENGLAND AND WALES)
DOMAIN 1: DELIVERING A HIGH QUALITY SERVICE
DOMAIN 2: DEVELOPING A HIGH QUALITY SERVICE
DOMAIN 3: MANAGING A HIGH QUALITY SERVICE
DOMAIN 4: CONTRIBUTING TO THE NHS THROUGH RESEARCH & INNOVATION
DOMAIN 5: CONTRIBUTING TO THE NHS THROUGH TEACHING AND TRAINING