The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) offers a range of accreditation services, with the aim of improving the quality, safety and outcomes of healthcare, the patient experience and service delivery. Updated versions of documents and policies relating to the RCP Accreditation Unit schemes are stored on this page.
Code of conduct
This document defines the code of conduct that applies to all independent contractors working on behalf of the RCP Accreditation Unit. The code of conduct includes performance of duties, conflict of interest, confidentiality and breach. Adhering to this code of conduct is a minimum expectation of all independent contractors.
This policy sets out responsibilities for those claiming expenses from the RCP Accreditation Unit. It also provides information on the level of reimbursement to be expected for expenses arising as a result of conducting official business and ensures there are processes in place for conforming to relevant legislation.
Policy on independent consultancy by assessors
This policy clarifies the Accreditation Unit’s (AU's) position and expectations of assessors providing consultancy to services. It applies to all professional and lay assessors working for one of the AU’s accreditation schemes.
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