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NDA Quality Improvement Collaboratives

The National Diabetes Audit introduced a quality improvement programme in 2017 and supported the work of local healthcare teams to influence care and patient behaviours in order to improve outcomes for people living with diabetes.

The Quality Improvement Collaboratives (QICs) focused on four areas:

  • inpatient care
  • pregnancy and pre-conception care
  • footcare
  • transition from young people's to adult diabetes services.


Download the overall QIC summary report (PDF, 1.5MB) detailing the aims, interventions tested, lessons learnt, results and conclusions across the four Quality Improvement Collaboratives.

Download the individual report for each of the Quality Improvement Collaboratives for more details about the four areas of focus, including case studies from different sites:

Join the new NDA Quality Improvement Collaboratives

We're inviting teams in England and Wales to join our two new collaboratives. Find out more about the aim of each collaborative and how to apply. 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 21 April 2021. We'll be in touch by email at the end of April to let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

Collaborative 1

We’re looking for 10 specialist services to help people with type 1 diabetes keep their blood glucose levels within their target range. 

Find out more (PDF, 160KB)   Apply now

Collaborative 2

We’re seeking 10 CCGs or Health Boards to join this collaborative and explore how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. 

Find out more (PDF, 160KB)   Apply now

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