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Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards

Volume 590: debated on Thursday 15 January 2015

I am today announcing the start of the triennial review of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA).

All Government Departments are required to review their non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) at least once every three years. Due to the wide-ranging reforms made by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Department was exempt from the first round of reviews in 2011-14. In order to ensure that the Department is an effective system steward and can be assured of all the bodies it is responsible for, we have extended the programme of reviews over the next three years to all its arm’s length bodies and Executive agencies.

The review of the ACCEA has been selected to commence during the first year of the programme (2014-15). The review will consider the committee’s functions and corporate form, as well as performance and capability, governance and opportunities for greater efficiencies. The Department will be working with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the review.