ACCEA Committee 2017


The BSBMT ACCEA subcommittee was formed in August 2008 to support BSBMT members making applications for national clinical excellence awards. This process enables the BSBMT to recognise, in an appropriate way, the contributions of haematologists and transplant physicians who have furthered the cause of stem cell transplantation in the UK and have promoted the work of the BSBMT.

The ACCEA in England and Wales, and SACDA in Scotland both recognise the BSBMT as a specialist society and accept its expert advice on Haematologists applying for national awards. Based on its current size the BSBMT can nominate 3 candidates for Bronze awards, 3 for Silver, and 2 for Gold.

Each year the BSBMT ACCEA Committee offers to consider BSBMT members who are applying for national clinical awards for additional specialist society support. In addition, they also proactively encourage members to apply for national awards with potential BSBMT support. The committee then meets, and discusses the applications received, deciding which to support and placing the selected candidates in rank order. They then submit these ranked lists to the relevant national award committee, with an accompanying citation stressing the specialist contribution made to the field of haematology and BMT by each candidate.

Membership of BSBMT ACCEA Committee

In accordance with ACCEA regulations, the BSBMT ACCEA Committee consists of a Chair, a lay member, and additional BSBMT members including representative from the BSBMT Executive, and general membership, and consultants both with and without national awards.

The current 2017 committee is as follows:

  • Prof Gordon Cook (BSBMT ACCEA Committee Chair)
  • Dr Jenny Bryne (BSBMT President)
  • Dr Charles Crawley (BSBMT Past President)
  • Prof David Marks (BSBMT member with or without a national award)
  • Prof Graham Jackson (BSBMT member with or without a national award)
  • Dr Fiona Dignan (BSBMT member with or without a national award)
  • Dr Paul Veys (Paediatric Representative)
  • Prof Rob Wynn (Paediatric Representative)
  • Susan Cleaver (lay member with an understanding of BMT nationally)
  • Julia Perry (Administrator and non-voting member)

Evidence of Excellence

The BSBMT ACCEA Committee is particularly interested in candidates who can demonstate any of the below criteria

  • Publication of BMT related papers in high impact scientific journals
  • Contributions to transplantation nationally and internationally eg work with BSBMT, the European BMT Group and the Center for International BMT Research
  • Obtaining BMT related grants from major authorities
  • Involvement as PI or CoPI in BMT related trials
  • Research that pushes the boundaries of BMT eg different donor sources, new therapies for infection, making transplantation safer
  • Being able to show that the applicant has a national or international reputation and that the applicant’s clinical or scientific opinion is sought
  • Work towards improving education in BMT nationally and internationally
  • Being able to show that the applicant’s BMT unit obtains excellent results
  • Being able to demonstrate innovations which have contributed to the development of BMT practice

Sifting and ranking procedure

The BSBMT Accea committee will independently score all applicants in the 5 domains set out by the ACCEA. They will be scored along conventional lines (0,2,6 and 10) but some weight will be given to their contributions to the field of stem cell transplantation both nationally and internationally and especially their work for the society and its goals. Each committee member will be given the opportunity to speak independently and confidentially. (If the candidate is a member of the committee, that person will be asked to leave the room). Candidates will be ranked on their total mean score out of 50 but outstanding contributions in individual domains will also be taken into account and it is not expected that candidates will have major contributions in all domains. The final ranking for each level of award will be a composite of mean scores and a discussion from the committee. If necessary there will be a vote and the chair will have a casting vote if necessary.

Further details of the BSBMT ACCEA’s criteria and process for assessment can be found in the online ACCEA guides, for example https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/advisory-committee-on-clinical-excellence-awards

2017 Round OPEN on 28th Feb 2017
We are inviting members to send in their CVQs by midnight on Sunday 26th March 2017 to be considered for a citation from the BSBMT.
Application forms can be found Here

BSBMT Citations:
Invitation Letter from BSBMT President Dr Jenny Byrne on 2017 BSBMT ACCEA Citations Please email your CVQs to the Administrator at julia.perry@kcl.ac.uk so names can be forwarded to the BSBMT ACCEA Committee.

2016 Round CLOSED
We are inviting members to send in their CVQs by 5pm on Friday 8th April 2016 to be considered for a citation from the BSBMT.
Application forms can be found HerePlease email your CVQs to the Administrator at julia.perry@kcl.ac.uk so names can be forwarded to the BSBMT ACCEA Committee.

BSBMT Citations:
Invitation Letter from Dr Charles Crawley on 2016 BSBMT ACCEA Citations
Please email your CVQs to the Administrator at julia.perry@kcl.ac.uk so names can be forwarded to the BSBMT ACCEA Committee.

2015 Round CLOSED
We are inviting members to send in their CVQs by 5pm on Friday 22nd May 2015 to be considered for a citation from the BSBMT.
Application forms can be found Here

BSBMT Citations:
Invitation Letter from Dr Charles Crawley on 2015 BSBMT ACCEA Citations
Please email your CVQs to the Administrator at julia.perry@kcl.ac.uk so names can be forwarded to the BSBMT ACCEA Committee.

2014 Round CLOSED
We currently do not know if there will be a 2014 round, however we are inviting members to send in their CVQs by 5pm on Wednesday 28th May 2014 to be considered for a citation from the BSBMT.

BSBMT Citations:
Invitation Letter from Prof Gordon Cook on 2014 BSBMT ACCEA Citations
Please email your CVQs to the Administrator at julia.perry@kcl.ac.uk so names can be forwarded to the BSBMT ACCEA Committee.

2013 Round CLOSED

ACCEA 2013 Round Successful Candidates can be found Here

ACCEA 2013 Round has just opened:This will run from 22 July, and closes to applicants on Friday 27 September 2013 at 17.00

Link Here

BSBMT Citations now closed.

Please email your CVQs to the Administrator at julia.perry@kcl.ac.uk so names can be forwarded to the BSBMT ACCEA Committee. Closing date for submitting applications will be the 5.00pm Wednesday 1st May 2013.

BSBMT ACCEA Citations Invitation 2013 Letter: Click Here

ACCEA 2013 Application Forms: Click Here

2012 Round

*Now Closed*

Contacts and Queries

If you have any queries about the BSBMT ACCEA Committee please get in touch with either Prof David Marks (BSBMT ACCEA Committee Chair) at david.marks@uhbristol.nhs.uk or the Administrator (Committee Administrator) at julia.perry@kcl.ac.uk