Audit of care home diabetes care starts

October 7, 2012

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication:  August 2012

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: More than a quarter of care home residents are believed to have diabetes. This audit of procedures and practice in care homes will underpin future quality standards which will be used by the Care Quality Commission.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Source: NHS Networks


Hospitals make nearly four thousand medication errors in one week for inpatients with diabetes

June 7, 2012

Source: The Information Centre

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: News

In a nutshell: A report published by the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA), found that nearly 1 in 3 inpatients with diabetes are affected by medication errors each week, which can result in dangerously high blood glucose levels. Despite this statistic, the audit reports a slight improvement on the previous year.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) report

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks


National Diabetes Audit Mortality Analysis

January 7, 2012

Source: Information Centre

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Date of publication:  2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The report, using data from the 2007-2008 National Diabetes Audit, shows that up to 24,000 people with diabetes in England die earlier from causes that could have been avoided through better management of their condition.

Length of publication: 40 page pdf



1 in 5 hospital patients in the UK has diabetes

February 8, 2010

Source: Diabetes UK

Date of publication: 25 January 2010

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: The first ever diabetes audit of 200 NHS hospitals has found that 20 per cent of patients on hospital wards have diabetes – twice the proportion previously estimated.  The audit also shows that people with diabetes stay in hospital longer than other patients.

Length of publication: due to be published later this year


Redesigning Diabetes Services in Enfield

February 6, 2009

Source: Diabetes UK http://www.diabetes.org.uk

Link here for more information: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professionals/Shared_Practice/Care_Topics/Integrated-Care/Redesigning-Diabetes-Services-in-Enfield—Nov-08/

Year of Publication: 2008

Publication type: Case study

In a nutshell: For many years acute diabetes care had been struggling to cope with the ever increasing number of referrals from GPs and the increasing number of follow ups. The PCT has 62 general practices and a diverse population in terms of ethnic and socioeconomic factors. The development of practice based diabetes knowledge and skills had been identified by the PCT as a priority area in 2005, and funding was received by the team for strategic planning. The diabetes project was hence developed to ensure that people with diabetes are seen in the community close to where they live for easier access and to reduce waiting times for diabetes care. No information was available relating to service provision, delivery of care, knowledge and skills relating to diabetes in general practice at the time. One of the first tasks undertaken was a baseline diabetes audit involving a visit to all the practices in the locality. An audit tool developed by A Farooqi was used to examine all areas of diabetes management. The results of the audit were reviewed with the individual practices and gaps in knowledge and skills were identified to help improve the priority areas in which the practice team desired to develop.

Length of Publication: 1 web page

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National Diabetes Audit (NDA) e-bulletin special: December 2008

February 6, 2009

Source: NDST – http://www.diabetes.nhs.uk

Link here to view selected item: http://www.diabetes.nhs.uk/news-folder/national-diabetes-audit-nda-e-bulletin-special-december-2008

Year of publication: 2008

Publication type:  Quantitative research

In a nutshell:  The National Diabetes Audit has published the NDA Dashboard which contains the 2006-2007 audit results by SHA and PCT.  The NDA Dashboard is an Excel workbook which allows organisations to benchmark their audit results at a national and local level.

Length of Publication: Online summary

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Acknowledgements: NeLM