Quality Improvement Programmes (QIPs)

This 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

2021/2022 QIP Programmes.

Registration is now open to all Type 1 UK Emergency Departments. Please complete and submit the Clinical Audit Registration Form to register your ED.

Registration costs are available here

2021/2022 Audit and QIP Programme

Pain in Children - Data collection (4 Oct 2021 - 3 Oct 2022)

Infection Prevention and Control - Data collection (4 Oct 2021 - 3 Oct 2022)

Consultant Sign off - Data collection (4 Apr 2022 - 3 Oct 2022)

More information about this QIP will be made available at a date closer to the start of the study period.

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).


Should you have any questions please email audit@rcem.ac.uk or telephone 020 7404 1999.

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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