12 October 2017
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An audit report has been published measuring the quality of care and outcomes for women with pre-gestational diabetes who were pregnant in 2016.
The report provides evidence on progress against the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommendations for pregnancy in diabetes.
It also shows how well prepared women with diabetes have been for pregnancy over the last year, giving a breakdown of the age, body mass index (BMI), ethnicity and deprivation of the expecting mothers, providing insight into the potential trends underlying the figures.
The report includes a number of recommendations to improve outcomes for patients, investigating 3 main audit areas whether:
- women with diabetes were adequately prepared for pregnancy
- appropriate steps were taken during pregnancy to minimise adverse outcomes to the mother
- adverse fetal/infant outcomes were minimised
The report was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)2 as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme, analysed by NHS Digital and covers England, Wales and the Isle of Man.
The audit report can be accessed at: http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/npdaudit17