Clinical Audits

The Clinical Audits page collates the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's national clinical audits, including current and previous clinical audits. Use the navigation below to browse current audits, previous audits and frequently asked questions about audits and data submitted. 


Current Audits

2017/18 RCEM national clinical audits

Fractured Neck of Femur

Audit information
Audit proforma

Procedural Sedation
Audit information
Audit proforma

Pain in Children
Audit information
Audit proforma

All topics are on the Quality Accounts 2017/2018 list and are felt to pose challenges for Emergency Departments at present. By conducting these clinical audits, RCEM hopes to support effective local and national quality improvement. All Emergency Departments are urged to participate and focus on how care can be improved in these areas.

How to register

NHS Trusts wishing to participate in any of the 2017/2018 Audits should complete and return this registration form as soon as possible. This form must be accompanied by a copy of the purchase order for the correct fee. Completed registration forms should be returned to

Fees for participation in 2017/2018 audits are charged according to the total number of audits your Trust has registered for.  Please see the fee scale in the registration form for details.

Data entry

Data entry is open from 1 August 2017 until 31 January 2018. The audit website address is Please note that you will have to 'start' the audit by ticking to agree the T&Cs before you are able to start entering data. Once you have entered a record, you only need to save that particular case. All data will be automatically submitted on 31 Jan 2018.
User guide

Detailed guidance about using the audit website can be found in the RCEM Audits 2017-18 user guide.


The national reports, ED reports and presentations will be published in the Spring of 2018.

Audit contacts

It is important for the College to maintain contact details for Consultants and administrators responsible for audit in their Departments in order to keep them informed of audit developments. Please notify the College administrator of any changes to your contact details (see details below).



Should you have any questions please email or telephone 020 7400 6108.

2016-17 Clinical Audits


Consultant sign-off

Severe sepsis and septic shock

External Audits

Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Audit Toolkit
A learning tool to support the quality of urgent and emergency care services for patients was launched on 30th March 2011 by the Royal College of General Practitioners. Go to the Audit Guidance page for more information and to download the toolkit.

National Care of the Dying Audit for Hospitals in England
For the first time, a survey of bereaved relatives' views has been performed alongside organisational and clinical audit elements, as part of a national audit of care of the dying. The audit was delivered by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in collaboration with the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool. The full national audit report and an executive summary can be downloaded from the RCP website.

NCAPOP and Audit Resources
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) manages and develops the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). In addition HQIP is developing guidance and resources to assist local clinical audit programmes. See more here


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