NaDIA 2019 data submission complete

By Editor
28th September 2019
Audits, Inpatient

Diabetes teams in English and Welsh hospitals have submitted data for the 2019 National Diabetes Audit.

The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) measures the quality of diabetes care provided to people with diabetes while they are admitted to hospital whatever the cause, and aims to support quality improvement.

The audit generally occurs yearly, with the latest bedside survey of inpatients with diabetes taking place between Monday, September 23, and, Friday, September 27.

The audit sets out to measure the quality of diabetes care provided to people with diabetes while they are admitted to hospital. It was introduced in 2010 to measure the quality of diabetes care provided to people with either type 1 or type 2 while they are admitted to hospital, whatever the cause, and aims to support quality improvement.

The NaDIA audit 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).

Results of the 2017 NaDIA were released in March 2018. They revealed that more than a quarter of hospital sites did not have dedicated diabetes inpatient specialist nurses.

All NaDIA audits have highlighted that severe hypoglycaemic episodes were the leading diabetes-related inpatient emergency. Previous NaDIAs have shown that one in 25 people with type 1 diabetes go into diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) whilst in hospital. It is hoped that this year’s audit will find a reduction in people suffering hypoglycaemia and DKA while in hospital.

Additionally as part of NaDIA, data was collected in 2018 using a Hospital Characteristics from, showing that the number of Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurses increased by 19%, the amount of diabetes consultants went gone up by 14%, while podiatrists increased by 47% and dietitians were up by 87%.

Picture caption: the team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, including Paula Johnston, Dr Mayank Patel and Philip Newland-Jones, celebrate the completion NaDIA 2019.

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