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

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2018/2019 Audit and QIP programme
 

Registration and data entry have now closed for the 2018/19 national clinical audit and QIP programme.  Registered Emergency Departments (ED) are able to continue using the system for local data entry and quality improvement, and will be able to see this updated in their online dashboards.

Registration was open to all Type 1 UK Emergency Departments. Looking for information for your Quality Accounts? Log on to the portal to find the number of cases submitted.

Feverish Child

National report (22 July 2019)
Hospital report and data dashboard (22 July 2019 for registered users only)
News story (22 July 2019)
Data entry (closed on 14 Feb) 
Audit information pack  (1 Aug 2018)
Audit questions (2 Aug 2018)

User guide (1 Aug 2018)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)

Vital Signs in Adults
National report (22 July 2019)
Hospital report and data dashboard (22 July 2019 for registered users only) 
News story (22 July 2019)
Data entry (closed on 14 Feb 2019) 
Audit information pack  (1 Aug 2018)
Audit questions (2 Aug 2018)
User guide (1 Aug 2018)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)

VTE Risk in Lower Limb Immobilisation
National report (22 July 2019)
Hospital report and data dashboard (22 July 2019 for registered users only) 
News story (22 July 2019)
Data entry (closed on 14 Feb 2019) 
Audit information pack  (17 Oct 2018)
Audit questions (17 Oct 2018)
User guide (1 Aug 2018)
Understanding your SPC charts (21 Dec 2018)




2019/20 RCEM national clinical audit and QIP 

Registration is now open to all Type 1 UK Emergency Departments
Please complete the registration form and upload a purchase order to register for any of the below topics. It is essential that you obtain an official purchase order from your Trust finance department before you register of your registration cannot be processed. 

Mental Health (self harm)

Register your ED to participate
Audit information pack (updated 22 Aug 2019)
QI user guide (14 Aug 2019)
Data entry (26 Aug 2019 - 14 Feb 2020)
Report (will be published Spring 2020)

Assessing for Cognitive Impairment in Older People

Register your ED to participate
Audit information pack (updated 22 Aug 2019)
QI user guide (14 Aug 2019)
Data entry (26 Aug 2019 - 14 Feb 2020)
Report (will be published Spring 2020)

Care of Children in the ED
Register your ED to participate
Audit information pack (updated 22 Aug 2019)
QI user guide (14 Aug 2019)
Data entry (26 Aug 2019 - 14 Feb 2020)
Report (will be published Spring 2020)


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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