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

Quick links:


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)

Register your ED to participate
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 Spring 2020)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)

Assessing for Cognitive Impairment in Older People

Register your ED to participate
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 Spring 2020)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)

Care of Children in the ED
Register your ED to participate
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 Spring 2020)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)



2020/2021 Audit and QIP programme
 

Pilot in spring 2020, registration from July 2020, data entry from Aug 2020.

Fractured Neck of Femur
Pain in Children
Homeless Inclusion health

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).

 

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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