The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) plans to include people with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia in future collections. The inclusion of patients with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia will allow important information about the uptake of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) to be captured, along with whether people with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia go on to develop type 2 diabetes, and whether the prevention programme helped to reduce this risk and subsequent related complications.
Prior to the inclusion within the NDA we undertook a pilot exercise with 22 GP practices in England to understand the quality of information for people diagnosed with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia held within GP practices. The aim was to help inform the specification development for the NDA. The Pilot tested the proposed data items for collection within 22 practices in England. This was to understand if the data could be collected, if the data items were well populated and if the new read codes for the DPP programme were being used.