Invited Reviews Service team

Formed in 2012, the RCPCH Invited Reviews Programme (IRP) was developed as a valuable quality assurance and improvement tool, utilising expert independent peer review to help assure patient safety, address issues of concern at an early stage and improve the quality of care in children and young people’s health services.

The Invited Reviews Service is delivered in line with the principles set out in the Framework of operating principles for managing invited reviews within healthcare (updated and published in March 2022) by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and provides:

  • Healthcare organisations with an opportunity to adopt a proactive approach in seeking assurances on care provided, address areas of concern and identify scope for quality improvement from a team of independent, expert peer reviewers;
  • A safe space for active listening, and supports and encourages all staff who are invited, to participate as a way of providing the perspectives of those involved in delivering care in the service concerned;
  • Independent and objective expert advice on the clinical services they provide, through reliable, trustworthy peer review processes.

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Invited Review Service - peer reviewers

The College’s Invited Reviews Service provides clinically-led peer review and consultancy services to healthcare providers, commissioners and service planners across the UK backed by a respected professional body. Improving the quality of care in child health services and patient safety rest at the ...
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RCPCH Invited Reviews Service - how a review can help and our processes

The Invited Reviews Service delivers clinically led peer reviews to healthcare organisations when they need independent, objective expert advice and external assurance on the clinical services and quality of care they provide. Invited Reviews aim to provide a safe space for active listening, and...

Invited reviews: the first four years - evaluation 2012-2016

The RCPCH Invited Reviews service has been running since mid-2012 and has completed over 70 reviews. This report outlines the learning and findings from the first 60 reviews. It gives clinicians, managers and commissioners some ideas for 'quick wins' to improve their service or where help may be u...