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Checking your data in the Clinical Audit Platform

A guide to accessing data in the Clinical Audit Platform for participants in the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit.

Step 1: log into the clinical audit platform

Go to the online tool

Sign into your account for the NDFA.

Clinical Audit Platform sign in box

Step 2: go to reporting

Select reporting.

Go to reporting

Step 3: select outcome

Select the Outcome report.

Selecting the outcome

Step 4: select the dates for the report

Enter the first assessment date range that you want to view (the default is from the start of the audit to today) and click submit.

Step 5: view all episodes recorded with the time range

This report shows all the episode records for NDFA services for the organisation.

View all episodes

The best way to identify all of yuor organisation's outstanding records would be to click "Download CSV" above the report.

Selecting the CSV

When opened as an Excel sheet, you can filter on the columns "Outcome 12 weeks" and "Outcome 24 weeks" to find the ones that say "Due".

Image of the CSV spreadsheet

Step 6: add/search for patient records

To go back to add or search patient record, click on "NDFA home", then the "Add/Search for Patient Record". This will allow you to look for the NHS number of the person with missing data and update the record.

Image of adding and searching

Lost To Follow Up

The Lost To Follow Up flag is a new function that has been introduced to help mark patient records which will have no further data recorded against it relating to ulcer healing.

Image of Lost To Follow Up function

The Lost To Follow Up flag questions apply only to ulcer healing. Other outcomes (such as major or minor amputation) will be determined separately.

The term "Active Ulcer" applies to any wound, including those following surgical treatment of the ulcer if they are not yet healed - and even if it is a wound higher up in the leg, for example, following amputation or after surgical revascularisation.

The activity or inactivity of any associated Charcot disease is not relevant to the assessment.

Activity in Lost To Follow Up

The Lost To Follow Up flag can be unticked at any time.

Further information

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Last edited: 12 January 2022 10:59 am