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National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) - 2017

Audit, Open data
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England, Wales
Geographical Granularity:
Country, NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
25 Sep 2017 to 29 Sep 2017


The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) measures the quality of diabetes care provided to people with diabetes while they are admitted to hospital whatever the cause, and aims to support quality improvement.
Data is collected and submitted by hospital staff in England and Wales. The NaDIA audit is part of the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) portfolio within the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).

The audit sets out to measure the quality of diabetes care provided to people with diabetes while they are admitted to hospital, by answering the following questions:

  • Did diabetes management minimise the risk of avoidable complications?
  • Did harm result from the inpatient stay?
  • Was patient experience of the inpatient stay favourable?
  • Has the quality of care and patient feedback changed since NaDIA 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016?


Bedside data on 16,010 inpatients was submitted, 200 more than NaDIA 2016

Around 1 in 6 hospital beds are occupied by a person with diabetes (18 per cent). 1 in 15 of the total population have diabetes (7 per cent)

More than a quarter of hospital sites report no dedicated diabetes inpatient specialist nurses (DISNs) (28 per cent)

One fifth of hospital sites do not have a multi-disciplinary footcare team (MDFT) (20 per cent), though this proportion has reduced from 42 per cent in 2011

Almost one third of inpatients with diabetes have a medication error during their hospital stay (31 per cent)


Last edited: 28 June 2018 10:57 am