National Children and Young People's Diabetes Quality Programme

This programme, developed in partnership with the National Children and Young People's Diabetes Network and eleven local networks, aims to improve outcomes for Children and young people with diabetes in England and Wales. It has three parts: a Quality Improvement Collaborative, an annual Self Assessment process and a Peer Review programme.

About the programme

The elements of this exciting programme are starting to make impact across NHS paediatric units in England and Wales. Self Assessment is complete, Peer Reviewers have been trained and the first few sites being visited in October and November are discussing dates. The pilot QI collaborative has demonstrated the impact of a whole-team managed course. More details are set out below.

 A slideset that explains the programme can be downloaded below, or contact us or your network manager if you would like any specific materials for local use.

Quality Improvement Collaborative

This Collaborative will support multi-disciplinary (MDT) teams to improve and share their processes and develop new models of care to improve outcomes for children and young people.

In October 2017, a Collaborative involving the whole MDT from ten participating units was piloted. This aims to help them implement new ways of working, mechanisms for measurement and review, and provides time together to agree shared objectives and plans. 

From October 2018, we roll out the Collaborative to all units in this programme, with an option for national or regional participation.

Now recruiting to national waves 2 and 3

Self Assessment - External verification (deadline now Thursday 6 September)

Thank you to all who submitted their information. The team has reviewed the submissions and we contacted the units that have been selected for External Verification on 24 July.  We appreciate it is a busy time with holidays and other pressures but were seeking documents to be uploaded by 23 August.  This deadline has been extended to Thursday 6th September but please do not wait till the deadline - upload as soon as available

Please make sure you upload all the documents you need to evidence your answers: scroll down to download templates for an Operational Policy, Annual Report and Workplan, which you may find helpful for this and for internal reporting within your Trust and Network.

You can review your own submission on our data collection platform - log in with your email address and password to access participating units. All records are locked so you cannot edit. 

You can also download the measures to monitor progress with the self assessment and benchmark your unit against standards. Please contact us if you would like an editable version (in MS Word).

Peer review

This programme of visits will begin formally in October 2018. We will ensure Network Managers and units are involved in deciding the best time for the visits

All units will have at least 12 weeks' notice of the visit dates. The manual for reviews has been published and can be downloaded below. 

We have had an overwhelming response to our request for Peer Reviewers among clinicians and parent representatives. If you would like to know more please get in touch and we can send application forms. There will be more opportunities to attend induction/training events next year. 


We produce monthly updates about the programme for circulation through Network Managers and Chairs. For the latest (July 20th) edition please download below.  

Contact us

For more information or if you have any questions we'd be delighted to hear from you!

Please contact or call Sue Eardley, Leon Kpakiwa or Megan Peng on 020 7092 6091/ 6160 or 0203 861 1908