Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI National Clinical Programmes

The National Clinical Programmes are a strategic initiative between the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the various postgraduate training bodies.

The programmes aim to design and implement change initiatives to improve and standardise the quality of care and access for all patients in a cost effective manner. The programmes are structured with broad cross functional input and with clinical leadership being provided by the training bodies to ensure that the patient remains at the centre of any change recommendation.

The programmes are based on three main objectives:

  • To improve the quality of care we deliver to all users of HSE services
  • To improve access to all services
  • To improve cost effectiveness


NCPS is working to deliver safer, more timely and effective care for surgical patients.


Trauma and Orthopaedic

TOP is focused on developing a model of care, guidelines and pathways.


Emergency Medicine

The EMP is working to improve the safety and quality of care in Irish EDs.


Advisory Groups

Including General Surgery, Otolaryngology and Urology.