Keeping up to date with the latest information about the audit collections
So that the team can keep you up to date with the latest information about the audit, please make sure we have your latest contact details. You can register your details with the NDA team – when doing so, please include the following:
- email address (nhs.net address preferable);
- job title;
- organisation code.
The National Diabetes Audit (Core Audit) collects information for a 15-month audit period:
- 2018-19 audit collects for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2019
- 2019-20 audit collects for the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2020
Primary care data collection
For General Practice, the collection will be facilitated via the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES). The NHS Digital audit team, GPES team and system suppliers have worked together to define the specifications and timescales for the quarterly collections which will take place automatically according to a defined schedule. Details of this along with guidance for practices is provided below.
All eligible practices will receive an invite via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) to participate in the audit. Once the invite has been accepted the practice will automatically be included in all extracts for that audit period. Practices will need to opt in again at the start of each audit period. Information regarding how NHS Digital collects information from primary care practices is available at https://digital.nhs.uk/GP-Collections.
The data is extracted from general practices on a quarterly basis via the GPES service. Timings for extraction for 2018-19 is as follows:
- 6-16 August 2018 (data for 1 January to 30 June 2018)
- 14-24 November 2018 (data for 1 January to 30 September 2018)
- 8-16 February 2019 (data for 1 January to 31 December 2018)
- May 2019 (data for full audit period): dates tbc.
Primary care services can check within the participation management screen on their own local system to verify that they have accepted the CQRS invitation to participate in the 2018-19 NDA: this can be filtered to show a list of which services have been accepted. If this invitation has accidently been rejected, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0800 440 2777, to request CQRS to resend the offer. CQRS can also check live/current approvals. Further information re CQRS is available on their website at https://training.cqrs.nhs.uk/web/training/home.
Specialist services / secondary care data collection
For specialist services and secondary care providers, the 2018/19 NDA collection will utilise the full Clinical Audit Platform (CAP) for the first time. The platform is now open for data submissions.
This platform is replacing Data Landing this year for the now-continuous collection of NDA data from secondary care and specialist services. The new platform will be used to collect data about patients attending diabetic services in secondary care, covering clinic attendances and test results dated on or after 1st January 2018. Services can enter data at any time throughout the year. A data cut off point of May each year will be announced, at this point a snapshot of the collection will be taken for analysis.
Specialist diabetes out-patient service providers will be able to either enter the data directly into the Clinical Audit Platform (CAP) or complete the specialist service template for their service and upload to the Platform. Users must register to use this online tool via NHS Digital’s single sign on services, and will require Caldicott Guardian approval to be granted access to the relevant section of CAP.
Please see User Documents below for guidance notes for entering individual patients into CAP.
Further information regarding the new process, including guidance on bulk uploading of files, will be made available on this page as soon as possible.