National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIA) 2024

The 2024 round of National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIA) will open on 4th March 2024 and close at 16:59 on 15th April 2024.

The indicative timetable is as follows

  • 4th March to 5pm on 15th April 2024 - applications open
  • 16thApril to 9th June 2024 - first round scoring
  • 19th June to 11th August 2024 - National 3 (N3) scoring
  • 17th June to 4th November 2024 - governance review
  • 4th October to 27th October 2024 - National Reserve Sub-committee (NRES) scoring
  • Mid to end of November 2024 - main committee finalisation of recommendations
  • December 2024 - recommendations to and sign-off by ministers
  • January 2025 - notifications sent to successful applicants and finance processes initiated to back pay awards
  • January to February 2025 - appeals window open

As with the 2023 round the Royal Colleges and Specialty Associations do not provide rankings or citations, so applications are to be made directly through the ACCIA portal.

Guidance for applicants can be found on the ACCIA Home Page which includes

They have also advised us they hope to develop further tools and checklists and pop up guidance in the forms. Please check back to the Home Page for any updates.

The BOA also have prepared a guidance document with advice to help you prepare.

Important Note:

Given that the awards will no longer be pensionable and, in England, at least initially it will not be possible to hold local and national awards concurrently, we strongly advise that members consider their individual circumstances carefully before applying.

The BMA have provided some helpful scenarios on their website here, with further detail on the values of National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIAs) and Local Clinical Excellence Awards in England (LCEAs) here.

BMA members can access other tools to help understand the financial impact of accepting an award.