The Royal College of Physicians' Accreditation Unit offers a range of accreditation services, with the aim of improving the quality, safety and outcomes of healthcare, the patient experience and service delivery. The Accreditation Unit also manages certification and quality assurance processes for trainees and practitioners.
The Accreditation Unit runs a number of schemes:
The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) on gastrointestinal endoscopy is principally a quality improvement and service accreditation programme for gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Improving Quality in Allergy Services (IQAS) is a clinical service accreditation scheme for adult allergy services in the UK. It is run with the support of the Royal College of Physicians' and Royal College of Pathologists' Joint Committee on Immunology and Allergy (JCIA).
The Improving Quality in Liver Services programme (IQILS) is a quality improvement and service accreditation programme for liver services. IQILS is run by the Royal College of Physicians working in partnership with the Liver community, the professional bodies, societies and patient groups.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme is a quality improvement and accreditation programme for pulmonary rehabilitation services. The scheme works in collaboration with the RCP’s National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP).