The ECIP website is now closed, but don't worry, you can find us on NHS Improvement's improvement hub.


The improvement hub lets you search hundreds of improvement resources - you can even share your own. You can also collaborate and explore your ideas with colleagues on the discussion board.


The final day to access is Friday 24th March 2017, after this date the site will be available through the national archive.





The Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) is a clinically led programme that offers intensive practical help and support to urgent and emergency care systems, leading to safer, faster and better care for patients. ECIP is focusing on helping the urgent and emergency care systems across England that are under the most pressure, to deliver real improvements in quality, safety and patient flow, implementing solutions that are proven to work, using evidence-based improvement. The success of ECIP will be measured against better patient outcomes and experiences overall, as well as improvements to the emergency care four hour waiting time standard.


The programme is delivered by NHS Improvement, supported by NHS England and the Department of Health.

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Programme Activity

Through the duration of the programme, participants will benefit from various strands of activity:

1. Extensive support from the enhanced and expanded Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST)
The team are working closely with the participants to diagnose challenges and help implement improvements.

2. Access to effective tools and resources
From attendance at bespoke national learning events and masterclasses, to use of proven delivery tools, participants have access to a huge range of resources and benefit from the considerable experience of the wider network.

3. Access to dedicated programme management support
Ongoing advice and support is provided by the programme team to ensure the successful delivery of local improvement programmes.

Find out more

If you have any questions about ECIP, or would like any further information, please contact us