Policy documents



Health Impact Assessment Regulations

Health impact assessment regulations

RCP Cymru Wales has published its response to the Welsh government’s consultation on draft regulations to mandate the use of health impact assessments.

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Royal College of Physicians gender pay gap 2023

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) monitors and publishes its gender pay gap on an annual basis.

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Modern Outpatient Care – Principles and practice for patient centred outpatient care

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) sets out principles and recommendations for patient centred outpatient care.

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FLS-DB annual report 2024

The seventh annual report for the Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB), 'Rebuilding FLSs to meet local patient need', provides national benchmark performance for the care of people with fragility fractures in 2022.

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The RCP responds to the government’s consultation on creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has submitted a response to the government’s consultation on creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping.

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NAIF annual report 2023

Inpatient falls and fractures – one chance to get it rightThe fifth annual report of the continuous National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) covers England and Wales facilities audit data and clinical audit data from 1 January to 31 December 2022.

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The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme healthcare improvement workbook

The healthcare improvement workbook was developed to support local teams with quality improvement tools and enable service improvements with existing resources and limited budgets. Two versions of the FFFAP healthcare improvement workbook have been developed for the National Audit of Inpatients Falls (NAIF) and Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB).

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RCP briefing for Sir David Amess summer adjournment debate

The RCP has issued a briefing to MPs ahead of the Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment debate.

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NHFD annual report 2023

The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) 2023 annual report is designed to help local hip fracture teams make the most of the NHFD website’s resources, recommending five quality improvement projects focused on a set of key performance indicators. The NHFD website is designed as a quality improvement (QI) platform, making data available through a portfolio of interactive run charts and benchmarking tables. This ready availability of open-access, real-time data means that this, the NHFD’s 15th annual report, can be more focused than ever before. It emphasises the importance of quality improvement with five specific improvement focuses, and in particular reports on two KPIs that are designed to examine the very first and final stages of each patient’s care.