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 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.
By 2014, the NDA will have expanded to include five distinct areas of diabetes care, treatment and outcome:
National Diabetes Core audit: Now in its ninth year, this is an annual audit of primary care and specialist diabetes services covering care processes, treatment targets, complications and mortality
National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA): This is an annual 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.
Patient experience of diabetes care: This audit of patient experiences of primary and specialist services will be launched later in 2013.
Diabetes footcare audit: This will be an annual audit of specialist foot care services for people with diabetes, and will be launched in 2014.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) manage the paediatric component of the NDA. For more information, please go to the RCPCH website for details.