Clinical Audits

The Clinical Audits page collates the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's national Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs), including current and previous RCEM QIPs. Use the navigation below to browse current RCEM QIPs, previous QIPs and frequently asked questions about QIPs and data submitted. 

Current RCEM QIPs

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2019/20 RCEM national clinical audit and QIP 

Registration has now closed after being open to all Type 1 UK Emergency Departments

Mental Health (self harm)

Audit information pack (updated 19 Nov 2019)
QI user guide (14 Aug 2019)
Data entry (26 Aug 2019 - 14 Feb 2020)
Report (will be published Summer 2020)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)

Assessing for Cognitive Impairment in Older People

Audit information pack (updated 19 Nov 2019)
QI user guide (14 Aug 2019)
Data entry (26 Aug 2019 - 14 Feb 2020)
Report (will be published Summer 2020)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)

Care of Children in the ED
Audit information pack (updated 29 Jan 2020)
Crib sheet developed by clinical lead (12 Feb 2020)
QI user guide (14 Aug 2019)
Data entry (26 Aug 2019 - 14 Feb 2020)
Report (will be published Summer 2020)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)



2020/2021 Audit and QIP programme
 

Pilot in spring 2020, registration from August 2020, data entry from October 2020.

Fractured Neck of Femur
Pain in Children
Infection Control*

Pilot planned for 20 Jul - 14 Aug
Registration will open from 3 Aug
Information packs will be released w/c 21 Sep
Data entry^ will be from 5 Oct 2020 - 2 Apr 2021

*Please note that the planned Homeless Inclusion Health topic has been postponed and replaced with Infection Control to better support safe and high quality care at the current time.
^Data entry has also been postponed from the usual August to January period and, for the 2020/21 QIPs will be from October to April. This is meant to allow newly rotated trainees to settle into the ED before beginning the QIP, and release pressure on EDs over winter.

RCEM QIP contacts

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

 

Support

Should you have any questions please email audit@rcem.ac.uk or telephone 020 7400 6108.

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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