CLI462 - NRAP Honorary Fellow

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Posted: 13/05/2024 10:04
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Voluntary (unpaid)
Location: London
Level: Volunteer
Deadline: 05/06/2024 23:59
Hours: TBD
Benefits: n/a
Job Type: Volunteer

Job title: National Respiratory Audit Programme (NRAP) Honorary Fellow

Contract type:  Voluntary, 12 month contract

Location: London

Salary: Voluntary (unpaid)

Working arrangements:  This is a voluntary role that will require approximately half a day per week. Exact working arrangements to be agreed with the Hiring Manager

The National Respiratory Audit Programme at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) are pleased to open applications for a clinician or data professional to join the audit programme as a fellow to support the analysis of audit data.  

The National Respiratory Audit Programme (NRAP), formerly known as National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP), is a high profile national clinical audit that is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England and the Welsh Government. The NRAP provides a source of national data, capturing information required by regulatory bodies and service commissioners, and also provides a tool to support quality improvement and drive better patient outcomes. The aims of the work are to deliver a continuous prospective clinical audit of the management and outcomes of respiratory patients across primary care, secondary care and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Examples of our work can be found at and

NACAP began collecting patient data in 2017 and with almost half a million records, is now the largest, best known respiratory audit in the world. This opportunity will offer the successful applicant a unique insight into the running and maintenance of a national clinical audit as well as the opportunity to network with key players across respiratory care in the UK.

This is an honorary post for up to 12 months and is open to clinical staff; including nurses and allied health professionals, senior doctors in training, and early years consultants/specialist doctors; and data analysts and coders who work in an NHS setting.

You should be early in your career with experience and enthusiasm for supporting improvement work and ongoing practical involvement in the delivery of respiratory care.

You will work collaboratively with the Data analysis lead and all other relevant workstreams (Adult Asthma, COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) or Children and young people (CYP)) team to further develop your skills in data analysis and an understanding of the development and management of national audits, improvement initiatives, report writing, and the workstream’s contributions to the wider NRAP at the RCP.

This is a voluntary role and will not impact on your training/clinical responsibilities.

Further details on the position are outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

1. Applicant’s up-to-date CV including details of previous involvement with improvement work, and of previous experience in handling, analysing, and presenting data.

2. A statement on your suitability for the fellowship role including what you think should be the key focus for your time working with the data analysis team over the next 3 years (in no more than 2 pages).

Interested parties are welcome to have an informal discussion ahead of application with NRAP analysis lead Professor Jenni Quint on:

To apply please forward a current CV and a personal statement (of no more than two pages) to

Please ensure you have agreement from your trust for the requisite time commitment of the role and also include a written statement of support from your medical director or equivalent.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 5 June 2024 and shortlisted candidates are expected to be available for interview on the date specified below. Please note that interviews will be conducted virtually with details provided to shortlisted candidates.


Application period: 13 May 2024 – 5 June 2024

Shortlisted candidates notified: by Friday 7 June 2024

Interviews: Friday 14 June 2024

Financial aspects and time commitment

The time commitment is on average half a day per week and is voluntary. Candidates for this role should be aware that it is the duty of a candidate to obtain advance agreement from his/her employing authority that they will be given adequate time to perform the duties of this role. The RCP will not fund Clinical Excellence Awards at local or national level. The RCP will not make any additional reimbursements as part of the agreement related to this role. Appointees can claim reimbursement of all eligible expenses incurred in carrying out their roles, in line with RCP policy.

The RCP positively encourages applications for suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

The RCP is all about our people - our members, our staff, our volunteers and leaders. We educate, influence and collaborate to improve health and healthcare for everyone and know we can only do this by being inclusive, encouraging and celebrating diverse perspectives. that's why welcoming and having people who represent the 21st century medical workforce and the diverse population of patients we serve is so important to us.

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