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).
Quality in primary immunodeficiency services (QPIDS) is the clinical service accreditation scheme for primary immunodeficiency services in the UK. The scheme was previously run by the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network and transferred and relaunched in November 2015.
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).