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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

CCQI National Clinical Audits, Service Quality and Accreditation Projects

The CCQI's projects work to audit or review services against established guidelines and standards with the aim of supporting services to improve the quality of care they offer. 

Our quality and accreditation projects work cover a number of different types of services and work with them to improve standards through a process of regular peer  and self review.  Some projects also provide accreditation.  For information on what accreditation means, please see our information sheet.

We also currently host national clinical audits for dementia and schizophrenia, the prescribing observatory for mental health and the mental health CQUIN.

CCQI is working with the British Standards Institution to develop core standards for inpatient and community mental health services which will be published in the autumn. 

Please choose your type of service or project:


CCQI "accreditation" is the formal recognition of a service against clinical service standards using external peer review.  The United Kingdom Accreditation Service defines this as "certification".

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CARS is the College Accreditation and Review System. 

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