Quality improvement and patient safety

We support our members and the wider child health workforce to be at the forefront of continuous quality improvement, providing opportunities to develop and share QI work and co-produce solutions with children and young people, and their families.
Our free website, refreshed in September 2020, presents child health professionals' QI projects and posters in medicines, safety, patient-centred care and systems of care - plus updates and events.
Medicines for Children
Our free website provides free, practical and reliable information for parents and carers about giving medicines to their child.
RCPCH Child Protection Portal
Our new portal, which replaces Paediatric Care Online, helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system.

Building a culture of continuous improvement

Patient safety is everyone's business

We support, educate and develop paediatricians, and the wider child health workforce and services, to deliver high quality safe care for infants, children and young people.

QI collaboratives in diabetes and epilepsy

Through the National Diabetes Quality Programme, we work with paediatric diabetes teams to improve care, outcomes and the quality of life for children and young people with diabetes, and their families. Over two years, we’ve worked with 58 teams and hope to embed QI methodology in more than 90 teams by the programme’s end.

In 2019 we also launched EQIP, or Epilepsy Quality Improvement Programme. We are working with 12 paediatric epilepsy teams to identify challenges in service provision, provide practical training and help develop interventions.