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National Diabetes Audit – Integrated Specialist Survey (NDA ISS)

This single programme-wide survey replaces the previous organisational diabetes care surveys to ease the administrative burden and streamline the collection.

Frequency: Annual

Background to the collection

The National Diabetes Audit Integrated Specialist Survey was added to the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) programme  in 2020. It is an organisational survey that covers all specialist services across the NDA programme, encompassing all modules and workstreams. The survey replaces all previous organisational surveys so that the burden of collating data is reduced.

The survey is based on the recommendations in the Diabetes ‘Getting it right first time’ (GIRFT) report and for pregnancy on NICE Quality Standard 109 – Diabetes in Pregnancy.

The survey will be conducted at hospital level and carried out on an annual basis in October - it will look at services as of 1 October each year.

This survey will be available to download from the submission platform for all registered hospitals in England and Wales.

The data will be used to look at diabetes services across England and Wales. It will highlight good quality and/or inadequate practices and look at where improvement can be made to make a real difference to patient care.

The data will be published in an aggregate form in each of the national audit reports for each workstream. Survey data is also available on the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit Dashboard at submitter level.

For further information about the audit please email [email protected] or call  0300 303 5035. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

For general enquiries please email the national service desk [email protected] telephone number 0300 303 5035.

Launch and submission dates:

Reporting period Submission start date Submission end date 
NDAIntegratedSpecialistSurvey-Sept2023  9 October 2023 10 November 2023


Further information and publications

Last edited: 29 November 2023 12:10 pm