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:
- National Diabetes Core Audit (NDA): This annual audit of primary care and specialist diabetes services covers care processes, treatment targets, complications and mortality.
- National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA): This is a snapshot audit of every hospital covering inpatient care of people with diabetes.
- National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) Audit: This audit examines antenatal services for women with pre-gestational diabetes.
- National Diabetes Footcare Audit (NDFA): This audit collects data about specialist foot care services for people with diabetes.
- National Diabetes Transition Audit (NDTA): This joint initiative links the NDA and National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) datasets to measure if young people experience a smooth transition of care from paediatric to adult diabetes services. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) manages the NPDA.
For more information about the NDA, or to be kept informed of ongoing developments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 26 February 2021. We've got more information about how to apply.
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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.
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!"
You can apply by filling in the online form below. Closing date is 26 February 2021.
We will be in touch by email early March to let you know whether or not you will be invited to an informal interview.