NaDIA registration opens

By Editor
12th July 2017
Audits, Inpatient

The dates for this year’s National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) have been announced.

The bedside survey, which provides a snapshot of diabetes inpatient care in England and Wales, will be held between September 25 and 29.

The audit, which is part of the National Diabetes Audit, is organised by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, supported by Diabetes UK and Public Health England and funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).

Hospitals are now being encouraged to register in the bedside survey, which benchmarks diabetes care allowing trusts to prioritise improvements in service provision in a bid to make a difference to patients’ experiences and health outcomes.

The audit looks at whether diabetes management minimises the risk of avoidable complications, harm resulting from a hospital stay and patient experience. It also compares changes in patient feedback on the quality of care since the previous audit.

This year there will be a number of changes, including how the hospital characteristics form is submitted. The document can now only be completed electronically on the NHS Digital Clinical Audit Platform (CAP).

A new continuous collection around key harms is also being developed and expected to be launched next year and the NaDia team are also seeking new ways to modernise the survey and will be holding various workshops and engagement activities over the course of the year to consult with all those involved with the it.

Once contact details have been confirmed for this year’s audit, participating units will receive packs containing bedside forms, patient experience questionnaires and supporting information and guidance.

The 2016 NaDIA report was published in March and showed the prevalence of all hypoglycaemic episodes in hospital had decreased by six per cent in five years.

For those who wish to register a hospital contact the NaDIA team on nadia@nhs.net.

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