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Apply now to be part of the NDA for Transition Quality Improvement

Want to develop the skills to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with diabetes as they transition from child to adult services? Apply now for the National Diabetes Audit Transition Quality Improvement Collaborative.

The National Diabetes Transition Audit (NDTA) team is keen to support improvements in the transition from child to adult services for people with diabetes. The NDTA found:

  • The HbA1c target is more likely to be reached pre-transition compared to post-transition
  • The decrease in meeting the HbA1c target is not influenced by gender, ethnicity, or living in a deprived area.

Our consultation identified that improvement activity should focus on glucose control, as measured by HbA1c, during the transition between services. This work will be undertaken through the creation of a National Diabetes Transition Audit Quality Improvement Collaborative (NDTAQIC)

Want to take part?

We are inviting services in England and Wales who would like to undertake improvements related to the above aspects of care, to work together with other providers to develop skills and to share learning.

The core local team should consist of senior members of the paediatric and adult diabetes specialist team(s) and a third team member, who will be identified as part of early discussion with successful applicants, and who is able to offer a key further contribution locally.

These three core team members will take part in a workshop in London on 7 February 2019, and be part of facilitated teleconferences, as well as offers of opportunities to share learning and showcase successes. It is planned that they will be supported locally by a larger group of stakeholders.

What we can offer

  • Being part of the National Diabetes Transition Audit Quality Improvement Collaborative (NDTAQIC)
  • Developing quality improvement skills relating to measurement for improvement, reliable design, continuous improvement and behaviour change theory
  • Up to three people, from a local core team, to attend a workshop on 7 February 2019 in London that brings together providers of diabetes care to: develop the skills to improve the quality of care and outcomes, share good practice and develop a tailored improvement plan to address local needs
  • Being part of facilitated teleconferences
  • Receiving coaching to deliver the developed local improvement plan(s)
  • Showcasing improvements and share lessons

How to join

There is no charge to join the collaborative, but we do require commitment. We are not in a position to fund travel, accommodation or backfill for the London event. If you are interested in participating in this quality improvement opportunity, please complete the attached application form. We have capacity for up to 20 teams to join the collaborative and, if over-subscribed, we will select sites based upon their application.

Please download the application form and return your completed form to Sophie Colling at nda@diabetes.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 26 October 2018.

Application form (Word, 1.5MB)

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