Dataset changes 2020
1. From Wednesday 19 August it is no longer necessary to record 24 week follow-up data.
The CAP data entry system has been updated to remove the corresponding fields.
2. A new data item ‘First ever diabetic foot ulcer’ has been added.
This is to record whether or not the episode is the first ever diabetic foot ulcer the patient has had on either foot.
You have until 31 March 2021 to put in place systems to collect and record this data item.
To enable these changes a new data entry form has been produced – see user documents below.
For services using bulk uploading a new standard has been produced and goes into effect from 19 August.
See below for the new guidance document and standard.
In line with NHS England’s instructions, participation in National audits such as the NDFA may be suspended in order to provide support for coronavirus work.
If footcare assessments are still being carried out please try to continue recording the audit data either via the paper data collection form or any equivalent electronic system. The data can then be entered or uploaded at a later date when capacity is available.
Deadlines for 2020
Due to the coronavirus, we have suspended the usual data entry deadlines for 2020.
In July we performed a data quality review; reports went out to participating services on 20 July. Please get in touch if your service hasn’t received a report.
NDFA Quality Improvement Collaborative
In 2018 and 2019 the NDFA was commissioned to produce a collaboration focussed on improving footcare. Twenty diverse teams came together to share ideas and explore areas of the footcare pathway.
This resulted in eight case studies from services in England and Wales.