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2013/14 CEM national clinical audits

The 2013/14 audits are now live. The contact details submitted to the College when registering have been sent an e-mail containing a link to the website for creating a password for log-in. If you have registered but not received this e-mail please contact the College ASAP ( or 020 7067 1269).

Download the user guide 

The audit website is here: (please note to access the site for the first time you must follow the hyperlink sent to you by above e-mail).

  • Severe sepsis and septic shock (adults) - this audit will repeat the audit conducted in 2011/12
  • Asthma (children) - this audit is being conducted for the first time
  • Paracetamol overdose (adults) - this audit will be undertaken against revised standards based on the new MHRA guidance

How to participate:

  • Each audit requires submission of a maximum of 50 cases selected consecutively from between 1st August 2013 and 31st March 2014. If you are struggling to identify sufficient cases, you can include patients from 1st January 2013.

Deadline for data entry:

The closing date for the 2013/14 audits is being extended to Monday 14 April 2014. Eligible patients presenting in this period can be included. From 15th April the data entry will be closed so no records can be included and/or amended. No additional action is necessary to submit data - all saved records will be uploaded to our database automatically.

Report publication:

The reports for all CEM 2013/14 audits will be published in late May 2014.

2014/15 CEM national clinical audits

    The following topics will be audited in 2014/15:

    • Fitting child (standards under development)
    • Mental health (see CEM standards)
    • Older people (standards under development)

    Full details of the scope of the audits will be published in May 2014.

    External Audits

    Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Audit Toolkit

    A learning tool to support the quality of urgent and emergency care services for patients has being 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.

    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.


    Audit contacts

    It is important for the College to maintain contact details for Consultants and administrators responsible for audit in their Departments in order to keep them informed of audit developments. Please notify the College administrator of any changes to your contact details (see details below).



    Should you have any questions please e-mail or phone 020 7067 1269.



    Your Department’s audit data will be compared against previous and national results. Reports for 2012/13 were e-mailed to EDs in May 2013.


    Previous audit results