About the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit
The primary aim of the NPDA is to examine the quality of care in children and young people with diabetes and their outcomes. The NPDA is currently commissioned and funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and covers England and Wales.
- Build on and improve the previous joint adult and paediatric audit
- Collect a clinically meaningful dataset
- Engage clinicians, patients and parents
- Improve awareness of NPDA findings and maximise their use to drive national policy
- Develop the use of NPDA data in local and national quality improvements
- Use a regional network approach to data collection
- Capture patient experiences
- Collaborate with the suppliers of the adult audit to ensure information around transition to adult care is captured
- Report at timely and regular intervals
- Develop user-friendly tools to interrogate the dataset
- Support centres wishing to develop local action plans to improve diabetes care
- Maximise the use and availability of data for research
The NPDA currently covers England and Wales, but we will be working closely with colleagues in Scotland and Northern Ireland to develop a collaborative UK-wide approach. All centres employing NHS paediatricians involved in the care of infants, children and young people with diabetes are invited to participate.
The audit is led at local level by clinical leads. The NPDA can be described as a typical departmental audit, with additional support provided by the RCPCH NPDA project team and regional diabetes network leads.
NPDA and the paediatric diabetes Best Practice Tariff
As stated by the Department of Health in their Payment by Results Guidance for 2011-12, participation in the NPDA will be a mandatory requrement to receive the diabetes tariff in England.
Information for young people, parents and carers
Once again, for this year, the NIGB have approved that written consent is not required for submission of patient data to the audit; however patients are to be made aware that their data is being utilised and be given the option to opt out of having their data submitted. Patient information sheets incorporating an 'opt out' form, as well as clinic posters, will be provded to participating centres. They are also available for centres to download using the following links:
Contact the NPDA team, RCPCH, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH, Tel: 020 7092 6166 / 020 7092 6170. Email: email@example.com
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