Awards, Fellowships & Prizes

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)

ACCEA has announced that the 2019 round of National Clinical Excellence Awards will open on 7 February. ACCEA will accept applications for new national awards and from those due to renew their award in 2019. Consultants will need to put in a renewal application if:

  • they received their current award in the 2015 round
  • their award was last renewed in 2014 (awarded in 2010, 2005, 2000)
  • In some cases, consultants will be renewing out of the usual cycle. Awards are reviewed earlier if there is a change in job or a significant change in job plan.

To apply for BACCH support for a Gold, Silver or Bronze award, you must submit the following forms directly to BACCH in addition to your main ACCEA application (*see below):

You may also submit one (bronze), two (silver) or all (gold) of the following supplementary forms:

Forms should be submitted to [email protected] by 5pm, Monday 04 March 2019.

*All applications to ACCEA, new or renewal, must be made via the online system. The ACCEA online system will close at 5pm, Thursday 04 April 2019.


  • Any member seeking BACCH support is required to submit their own application via the ACCEA online system, as well as the above forms to BACCH.
  • This process is complex and should be begun as soon as possible to allow time to shape the best possible final application.
  • If successful, the submission of citations by BACCH in support of applications is a separate process and can only be done once draft online applications have been set up by the applicant.

Donald Court Fellowship

Established in 1996 in memory of Professor Donald Court, former President of the British Paediatric Association. The RCPCH and BACCH run the programme and award one Visiting Fellowship in community paediatrics every year.

Hallpike Prize

The prize is awarded annually by the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians for the best project of the past 24 month period (research, audit or review of subject) in the area of audiovestibular medicine.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship

The Trust funds British citizens, resident in the UK, to travel overseas to study areas of topical and personal interest, to gain knowledge and bring back best practice for the benefit of others, their profession and community, in the UK 

Applications are open from May to September for travel the following year.

BPSU Sir Peter Tizard Research Bursary

Each year, BPSU invite paediatricians who are planning a surveillance study through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) to apply for the Sir Peter Tizard research bursary. The successful applicant will receive a free slot on the BPSU Orange Card and a stipend towards their training needs.

BACD & RCPCH Paul Polani Research Award

The RCPCH/BACD Paul Polani Research Award supports research and innovation in paediatric neurodisability in the UK. Research to build a robust evidence-base is essential to provide optimal service to maintain and strengthen resources for Children and Young People with Disabilities and their families. The Paul Polani Research Award has NIHR Partner Organisation status.

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