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National Clinical Excellence Awards - Reward, recognition and retention of highly-skilled doctors and dentists


The Department of Health and Social Care invites expressions of interest for a single research project to inform the development of the scoring system for a reformed national Clinical Excellence Awards scheme for consultant doctors and dentists and academic GPs. This is a significant opportunity to inform policy and practice for recognising outstanding contribution in these professions. 

It is vital that the way these awards are awarded is transparent, valid and robust, and that outcomes are fair. Funds of up to £125,000 over up to 12 months are available to support this research, with interim output required within six months of the start of the project. This work should contribute to knowledge about how to operate methods of professional peer reward in healthcare.

Stage 1 applications are due to be submitted on 26th January 2021.

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