Quality improvement and clinical audit

boy_being_examined_web.jpgThe 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 education resources and projects

Clinical audits

We run high-quality national audits to help improve patient care and outcomes. These audits engage health professionals to systematically evaluate their practice against national standards. 

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

Download the RCPCH strategy for clinical audit 2009-14 (PDF, 56KB)

Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM)

This tool measures the experience of paediatric patients in urgent and emergency care settings, including GP surgeries, walk-in centres, emergency departments and the ambulance service. Following a pilot, the College produced a research report and final versions of the PREMs for children and/or parents to complete, as well as guidance to help you implement them.

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In partnership with other organisations, the College manages and supports projects in paediatric medicines, including a parent and carer information resource and guidance statements for healthcare professionals.

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Useful resources

HQIP website - clinical audit resources, documents and tools


Clinical Standards Team - clinical.standards@rcpch.ac.uk