NHS launches new inpatient diabetes harms audit

By Editor
3rd May 2018
Audits, Inpatient

NHS Digital has launched a new audit that has been developed to collect data about in-patient harms.

The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA-Harms) is a year round collection of four harms that can occur to people who have diabetes during their hospital stay in England.

The objective of the harms audit is to reduce the rates of serious inpatient harms such as severe hypoglycaemia, Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS) and foot ulcers.

All acute hospitals with people who have diabetes on their wards are eligible to participate. They are being asked to collect and provide regular feedback via the Clinical Audit Platform on a monthly basis.

In order to participate, an audit lead for the organisation or trust must be identified. The data must be recorded using the NaDIA-Harms Data Collection Form. Al staff who will submit data must be registered by the NaDIA-Harms User Registration Form.

The NaDIA-harms audit is a continuous data collection and data can be entered at any time but ideally harms should be entered in the same calendar month.

NHS England said the intention is for the Clinical Audit Platform to produce a number of reports that can help users check and understand the data.

For questions or to be added to the distribution list for the audit contact the NaDIA team at nadia@nhs.net

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