SCATA is registered with the ACCEA (Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards) as a Specialist Society. As such it is able to support applications by its members if appropriate. It should be emphasised that a citation has to be provided by the Society for any nomination it supports, so the applicant should have made a significant contribution to the Society or its aims.
Members seeking SCATA's support MUST be making an application in the usual way via the ACCEA website.
Applicants for SCATA support will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the President, Chairman, Vice-chairman, 2 existing award holders, one non-award holder and a lay member. SCATA'S list and accompanying citations will then be submitted to ACCEA.
The 2012 CEA round is closed and the ACCEA is working on the following assumptions for 2013:
That there will be a round for renewal applications in 2013 and this will be the first time that these can be supported by citations.
That there will also be a 2013 round for new awards.
That any round in 2013 would operate according to current business rules. This is based on the fact that the DDRB report has yet to be released and consequently it seems very unlikely that a new scheme would be in place in time for a 2013 round.
That the ACCEA is very unlikely to be given the go-ahead to run a 2013 round until the 2012 round has been completed at the end of February 2013.
That if the ACCEA is given the go-ahead in March 2013 the Round would open almost immediately with a closing date for applications towards the end of June 2013. National Nominating Body and Specialist Society processes would need to have been completed before the closing date for applications at the end of June 2013.
That it is not absolutely certain that the Minister will agree to a 2013 round and the ACCEA cannot be certain that any go-ahead will be in March 2013.
With this in mind any member wishing to seek the support of the Society should complete the relevant ACCEA forms (when available) and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest possible opportunity. The deadline for submissions will be announced in due course.
(updated 22 November 2012)
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