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


The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS

June 7, 2012

Source: National Audit Office

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report examines whether NHS England is providing recommended standards of care to people with diabetes. Despite some improvements since 2006-07, it concludes that value for money is not being delivered with poor performance against expected levels of care, low achievement of treatment standards and high numbers of avoidable deaths.

Length of publication: 45 pages

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks

Mandatory care standards for children & young people

May 7, 2012

Title: First ever mandatory care standards bring hope of improved care for children and young people with diabetes

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: The “Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Diabetes” sets out 13 mandatory care standards for paediatric diabetes service teams to meet. Providers who can prove they meet these levels of care will qualify for greater funding. Local services unable to achieve these standards will be supported to improve but face having their funding withdrawn if unable to reach the required level by April 2013.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to view the Best Practice Tariff and supporting information

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks

NICE publish draft version of diabetes quality standard

December 7, 2010

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: Nov 2010

Publication type: Web site

In a nutshell: NICE have published their draft version of the quality standard on diabetes to coincide with World Diabetes Day. It is currently out for consultation until 16 December 2010. The draft quality standard contains 15 statements each with quality measures demonstrating how best practice in diabetes care should look.

Length of publication: 1 pages

Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence – Health Management News Alert

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2009

February 6, 2009

Source: Diabetes Care. Alexandria: Jan 2009. Vol. 32, Iss. 1; pg. S13, 49 pgs –

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Executive summary (7 pages) –

Year of publication: 2009

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: These standards of care are intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payors, and other interested individuals with the components of diabetes care, treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.  The recommendations included are screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic actions that are known or believed to favorably affect health outcomes of patients with diabetes.  A grading system (Table 1), developed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and modeled after existing methods, was utilized to clarify and codify the evidence that forms the basis for the recommendations.

Length of publication: 49 pages (see link below for executive summary)

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