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National Diabetes Audit - 2013-2014 and 2014-2015: Report 1, Care Processes and Treatment Targets

Audit, Survey, Other reports and statistics, Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England, Wales
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Primary Care Organisations, Hospital Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, NHS Health Boards, Local Authorities, GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics
Date Range:
01 Jan 2013 to 31 Mar 2015


The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) continues to provide a comprehensive view of Diabetes Care in England and Wales and measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales.

This national report presents the key findings and recommendations on care processes and treatment target achievement rates from 2013-2015 in all age groups in England and Wales along with information on offers and attendance for structured education places.

To provide users with more timely information the National Diabetes Audit undertook two rounds of collection in 2015. Data were collected for the audit period January 2013 to March 2014 and January 2014 to March 2015. Both audit years are presented in this report.

The report has also been revamped this year, we hope that this is a welcomed change and value your feedback on the new style. The main report contains information on the national key findings and recommendations.

The main report has also been developed as a power point presentation, along with slides highlighting the national findings there is also space to allow the incorporation of locally produced slides, we hope that users will find this beneficial to help disseminate the results of the audit locally.

Supplementary data for England and Wales are contained in the excel spreadsheets. There are 4 excel spreadsheets, one spreadsheet contains the tables and charts in the report along with some supplementary national figures.

There are also 3 interactive excel spreadsheets which allow users to select the GP practice (England only), Local Health Board (Wales only) or Secondary Care Service (England only) of choice, information for the chosen site is then displayed in tables and charts.

The interactive excel spreadsheets replace the pdf reports published for Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Health Boards in previous publications. Please note that the interactive excel spreadsheets are large files (approximately 12MB) and may take some time to open.

For the first time this year the National Diabetes Audit will also be reporting on the number of patients on insulin pumps, this will be reported in the Spring of 2016. The National Diabetes Audit also reports on the complications of diabetes and mortality, this will be published in Report 2 later in the year.



  • In the 2014-2015 National Diabetes Audit there were 1,894,887 people with diabetes in England and Wales (1,763,446 in 2013-2014)

  • 57.3 per cent of practices in England and Wales participated in the 2014-2015 audit (57.1 per cent in 2013-2014).

  • There was wide variation in participation with 19 CCG's and 4 LHB's achieving 100 per cent in 2014-2015.

  • Key Findings

    • There are encouraging trends of improvement in blood pressure control for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and glucose control for Type 1 diabetes.

    • People aged under 40 are much less likely to receive their care processes and those under 65 are less likely to achieve their treatment targets.

    • There remain appreciable variations in care process completion and treatment target achievement between practices, between specialist services and between CCGs/LHBs.


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Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:49 pm