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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:

New QICs

New teams have been recruited to participate in the 2021-2022 QICs in order to:

  • help people with type 1 diabetes keep their blood glucose levels within target
  • reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes.

There is also a work stream to enhance the use of National Diabetes Audit data by clinical networks.
A report will be published in due course.

Local teams in England and Wales will be invited to participate in the 2022-2025 QICs in the second half of 2022. 

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