The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is the largest annual clinical audit in the world, integrating data from both primary and secondary care sources, making it the most comprehensive audit of its kind.
It provides an infrastructure for the collation, analysis, benchmarking and feedback of local clinical data to support effective clinical audit across the NHS.
The NDA aims to improve the quality of patient care by enabling NHS organisations to:
- compare their outcomes of care with similar NHS organisations.
- identify and share best practice.
- identify gaps or shortfalls in commissioning services.
- assess local practice against NSF for diabetes and NICE guidelines and drive service improvement.
- provide a more comprehensive picture of diabetes care and outcomes in England and Wales.
Through participation in the audit, local services are able to benchmark their performance and identify where they are performing well, and where there is potential to improve the quality of treatment and care they provide. On a national level, wide participation in the audit also provides an overview of the quality of care being provided in England and Wales.
The National Diabetes Audit analysis is published in the annual reports. However, easy access is also provided using the NDA Dashboard and secondary care data tables.
In additional to the National reports, the NDA has produced PCT/LHB profile reports which present key PCT findings from the 2009-2010 audit onwards in all age groups. The data used to produce the reports is extracted from GP practices in your PCT/LHB and is augmented by secondary care outpatient data and Hospital Episode Statistics on diabetes-related complications. The data is validated, processed and analysed to measure compliance with the National Service Framework (NSF) for Diabetes and NICE quality standards.
The analysis contained in the PCT/LHB profile report is benchmarked against the national findings and provides time trend analysis, allowing you to compare care and treatment results to findings.
* Please note, the 2010 - 2011 report for Cwm Taf LHB is not available due to insufficient practice participation.