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Call to join diabetes transitional audit collaborative

By Editor
24th October 2018
Audits

Applications are being sought to be part of a national drive aiming to improve the transition of diabetes care from young children to adults.

The National Diabetes Transition Audit Quality Improvement Collaborative (NDTAQIC) is working to support improvements transitional services.

The National Diabetes Transition Audit (NDTA), delivered by NHS Digital and Diabetes UK, revealed:

  • The HbA1c target is more likely to be reached pre-transition compared to post-transition.
  • The decrease in meeting the HbA1c target is not influenced by gender, ethnicity, or living in a deprived area.

In response, NDTAQIC is looking for members to join and work towards improvement activity focused on glucose control, as measured by HbA1c, during the transition between services. The deadline is Friday, October 26.

The offer:

  • To develop quality improvement skills relating to measurement for improvement, reliable design, continuous improvement and behaviour change theory
  • For up to 3 people to attend a workshop on February 7, 2019, in London that brings together providers of diabetes care to:
    • Develop the skills to improve the quality of care and outcomes
    • Share practice
    • Develop a tailored improvement plan to address local needs
  • To be part of facilitated teleconferences
  • To receive coaching to deliver the developed local improvement plan(s)
  • To showcase improvements and share lessons

A spokesman for the NDTAQIC said: “We are inviting services in England and Wales who would like to undertake improvements related to the above aspects of care, to work together with other providers to develop skills and to share learning.

“The core local team should consist of senior members of the paediatric and adult diabetes specialist team(s) and a third team member, who will be identified as part of early discussion with successful applicants, and who is able to offer a key further contribution locally.

“These three core team members will take part in a workshop in London on February 7, 2019, and be part of facilitated teleconferences, as well as offers of opportunities to share learning and showcase successes. It is planned that they will be supported locally by a larger group of stakeholders.”

Application form

To apply for the NDTAQIC, download this form and return it to Sophie Colling at nda@diabetes.org.uk by October 26.

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