Clinical Audits

The Clinical Audits page collates the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's 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

2016-17 Clinical Audits


Consultant sign-off

Severe sepsis and septic shock


How to register

Registration is now closed. 


Fees for participation in 2016/17 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 2015 until 31 January 2016.  We have upgraded our IT and the new 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 it, all data will be automatically submitted on 31 Jan 2017.

User guide

Detailed guidance about using the audit website can be found in the RCEM Audits 2015-16 user guide.


The national reports, ED reports and presentations will be published in 26 May 2017.


2017/18 RCEM national clinical audits

The three clinical audits to be run in 2017/18 will be:
  • Procedural sedation
  • Fractured neck of femur
  • Pain in children

Contact to get involved with the pilot of these audits.​  National registration will open in June 2017.

2015/16 RCEM national clinical audits

The national and site-specific reports were published in May 2016.  The national reports can be downloaded from the Previous Audits page.  Site-specific reports can be downloaded by registered users by logging into


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


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.

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