Quality improvement and clinical audit


The College undertakes quality improvement projects and national clinical audits to evaluate whether standards are being met and to help improve the quality of care.

We work closely with paediatric sub-specialty groups and engage directly with paediatricians, clinical managers and networks, as well as children, young people and their families to help drive improvements.

Quality improvement projects

Our QI projects use various approaches to improve patient care and outcomes in a specific area.

  • Headsmart - reducing the length of time it takes to diagnose brain tumours in children

Clinical audits

As part of the College's strategy for clinical audit (PDF), we facilitate high-quality national audits to help improve patient care and outcomes. These audits engage relevant health professionals to systematically evaluate their practice against national standards. 

Current clinical audits

 RCPCH is a collaborating partner in the RCP National Review of Asthma Deaths

Previous clinical audit

Training resources

The College, working with the Healthcare Quality Improvment Partnership (HQIP), has developed a series of e-learning materials for clinical audit

Other useful resources

Clinical audit resources, documents and tools are available from the HQIP website


To find out more about the College's work in clinical standards, contact the Clinical Standards team on clinical.standards@rcpch.ac.uk