National Diabetes Audit: Core Report 1 – Care Processes and Treatment Targets

Reports | Published: 13 Jun 2019

The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) provides a comprehensive view of diabetes care in England and Wales. It measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards.

This report examines the key findings from the 2017-18 audit. Some of these key findings include:

  • Measurements show geographical and inter-service variation
  • The urine albumin care process check is conducted less frequently than other care process checks
  • There were similar levels of achievement for treatment targets (HbA1c, Blood pressure and cholesterol) between 2013-14 and 2017-18

Key recommendations are proposed to continue to foster improvement in the quality of diabetes care, these include:

  • Reducing variation by reviewing care process and treatment target results and selecting priorities for improvement
  • Seek new approaches to improving the management for the group less likely to receive care (those younger than 65)
  • Increase the number of patients with diabetes who review these results and have them assess their service

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National Diabetes Audit: Core Report 1 – Care Processes and Treatment Targets