Dataset and audit questions for National Paediatric Diabetes Audit

Dataset information, important dates and news regarding your data submission to the NPDA audit. The data submission for 2016-17 has now opened.


NPDA 2016-17 Dataset information, important dates and news regarding your data submission to the NPDA audit. 

Data submission for 2016-17 has closed.


Data capture system user Guides


Audit dataset (PDF, 65KB) - this is the the same as last year.

2016-17 CSV Submission template (CSV, 2KB) - please ensure that the format of your data matches the format specified in this dataset document (e.g. dates must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY and not DD-MM-YYYY or any other variation).

PZ Number for 2016-17 Submission (MS Excel, 19KB) - a list of PZ numbers for each unit.

We ask that units submit details of all patient visits conducted during the 12-month audit period.

Other resources

Clinical lead sign-off form - please complete and submit to the NPDA team before data submission ends

NPDA fair processing poster - please display this poster within your clinics

Caldicott Approval

Caldicott form (PDF, 384KB) - please download and submit the signed form to

Which centres are eligible to participate?

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.

For further information

Please contact the NPDA helpdesk email:


The NPDA is an audit of the care processes received and outcomes achieved by all children and young people attending paediatric diabetes units in England and Wales. It is funded by the Department of Health through the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and is currently commissioned until 31 April 2020. 

The RCPCH has reinvigorated the paediatric component of the high profile National Diabetes Audit, introducing a number of innovations and efficiencies. These include measures of patient experience and the use of inventive approaches to data collection, which minimise the burden on clinicians. 

The RCPCH's Clinical Standards Team delivers the audit. The project's Clinical Lead is Dr Justin Warner, Consultant Paediatrician, and local clinical leads support the audit across the country. 

Aim and priorities

Our priorities are to:

  • 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 patients' 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.