Final push for diabetes foot care audit
Teams delivering foot care services in England and Wales are being urged to submit their data for the 2017-18 National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) by the end of June.
Data is currently being gathered for the fourth annual report, which enables all diabetes foot care services to measure their performance against NICE clinical guidelines and peer units as well as monitor adverse outcomes for people with diabetes who develop diabetic foot disease. The deadline is the end of the month.
The third annual report was published in March 2018, with a series of recommendations issued to improve care foot care.
The audit reports structures, processes and outcomes. As well as a national report, which provides information about foot care nationally, separate local reports are also available. The comparative local reports show data at service (specialist foot care teams), provider (Trust/Local Health Board), commissioner (Clinical Commissioning Group) and network (Strategic Clinical Network) level.
The NDFA is part of the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) portfolio within the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).
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