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National Diabetes Audit

The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is a major national clinical audit, which measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales.

The NDA is delivered by NHS Digital, in partnership with Diabetes UK. It collects and analyses data and produces reports for a range of stakeholders to use to drive changes and improve the quality of services and health outcomes for people with diabetes.

The NDA includes four distinct areas of diabetes care, treatment and outcome. Further information can be found on the NHS Digital website, using the links below:

For more information about the NDA, or to be kept informed of ongoing developments, please email

Now recruiting volunteers

We're looking for 2 people who are at risk of diabetes and have been referred to a diabetes prevention programme to join our audit advisory group. You'll be talking with clinicians and researchers about the audit data and the NHS diabetes prevention programme. You'll represent the views of patients on the care provided by health services.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 29 March 2021. We've got more information about how to apply.

Want to know more about the volunteering role on offer?

The advisory group gives operational guidance for the audit and oversees the yearly publication of an audit report. The meeting are held virtually 4 times a year on Microsoft Teams.

Additionally, all the patient representatives across every NDA audit come together twice a year. Under the current circumstances, these meetings are taking place virtually. 

Read the role description (PDF, 115KB)

Why apply to be a patient representative on the National Diabetes Audit?  

This is a challenging role as it involves reading detailed technical reports and influencing at a high level. However, it is a rewarding way for you to be involved in shaping diabetes care at a national level. You'll be participating in discussions with clinicians who truly want to hear the views of people receiving care across the country. 

Maureen, patient representative:

"Being able to participate in the NDA enables me to give back to the NHS for the care I have received. The clinicians do appreciate the contribution that I, as someone with diabetes, can make to the improvements in care we are all striving for. And the meeting chairs make sure our voices are heard as much as the clinicians'. 

This experience has enhanced my confidence and ability to raise and discuss issues in important, high-powered meetings and I’m really glad I took the plunge!"  

How to apply

You can apply by filling in the online form below. The closing date has been extended to 29 March 2021.

Complete the application form

We will be in touch by email early April to let you know whether or not you will be invited to an informal interview. 

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