Making clinical audit data transparent
In his transparency and open data letter to Cabinet Ministers on 7 July 2011, the Prime Minister made a commitment to make clinical audit data available from the national audits within the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme.
Each year data from the National Diabetes Audit will be made available in CSV format. The data are also being made available on the data.gov website.
What information is being made available?
Audit participation by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)
Measures about the process of care given to patients.
Information about care outcomes and treatment.
Information about complications and mortality
PCTs are identified by name and their national code. These data do not list individual patient information, nor do they contain any patient identifiable data.
The National Diabetes Audit is a high profile, collaborative, national clinical audit for diabetes. The National Diabetes Audit was run by the NHS Information Centre with Diabetes UK and Yorkshire and Humber Public Heath Observatory, commissioned by HQIP.
The audit aims to improve the quality of care in people with diabetes. It meets the requirements as set out in the NICE guidelines.
The National Diabetes Audit 2010/11 covers the time period from 1 January 2010 up to 31 March 2011 with information from GP Practices and specialist diabetes units in England.