The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) is a continuous audit of diabetic foot disease in England and Wales. The audit enables all diabetes foot care services to measure their performance against NICE clinical guidelines and peer units, and to monitor adverse outcomes for people with diabetes who develop diabetic foot disease. All organisations that provide a diabetic foot ulcer treatment service are eligible for inclusion in the audit.
- The audit looks at the following areas:
- Structures: are the nationally recommended care structures in place for the management of diabetic foot disease?
- Processes: does the treatment of active diabetic foot disease comply with nationally recommended guidance?
- Outcomes: are the outcomes of diabetic foot disease optimised?
The NDFA is part of the National Diabetes Audit programme (NDA). The NDFA is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, working with Diabetes UK.
As well as a National Report, which provides information about foot care across England and Wales, separate local reports are also available. The comparative local reports show data at provider (Trust), commissioner (Clinical Commissioning Group) and network (Strategic Clinical Network) level.
In addition, a presentation delivered by Professor William Jeffcoate at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference on 4th March 2016 has been made available, along with supporting data for the reports.