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 (QI) 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 supports 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 aimed to help them implement new ways of working, mechanisms for measurement and review, and provided time together to agree shared objectives and plans. You can watch our short video of the pilot programme.

From October 2018, we roll out the Collaborative to all units in this programme, with 14 MDTs participating in two national waves and the remaining teams choosing a more locally focused collaborative using similar materials and approach.  

Self assessment - External verification 

Thank you to all teams who submitted their documents by 6 September. We are evaluating these and will get back to you in the next few days with questions or conclusions.

Clinical leads can review your own self assessment submission at any time 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 below 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 pilots in October and November 2018. The manual for reviews has been published and can be downloaded below.

We are seeking a response from units about their preferred time for a review visit - contact us through the survey link if your team has not yet responded.

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 regular updates about the programme for circulation through Network Managers and Chairs. Download the latest September edition below, and look out for new updates.

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