Small changes make a big difference for safe diabetes care

July 7, 2013

Source: The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The Regional Insulin Safety and Knowledge Project is a 1 year initiative, part-funded by the Health Foundation, to increase insulin safety across the North East region, working with partners including Sunderland Royal Infirmary and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle.

Length of publication: One web page


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


People with diabetes fill 15 per cent of hospital beds

May 11, 2011

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: News Story

In a nutshell: People with diabetes account for 15 per cent of inpatients in England, according to ‘National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) 2010 (England)’ which also found that they had been in hospital for an average of eight days, approximately three days longer than all inpatients.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link if you would like to read the full text of the NHS Diabetes Audit ‘National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) 2010 (England)’