An update: Type 2 diabetes spotlight audit launches in February
As part of our commitment to supporting continuous improvement in paediatric diabetes services the NPDA conducts spotlight audits to contextualise the findings of our core audit.
Our Type 2 diabetes spotlight audit will focus on the diagnosis and management of Type 2 diabetes in the 2022-23 audit year. The data we collect provides insight into the prevalence of the condition in communities in England and Wales, whether children and young people are at risk of or experiencing complications associated with Type 2 diabetes and the care processes they receive to prevent, delay and treat these complications.
This launches in February 2024 and data collection will run for three months.
Submitting your data
We recommend that units start to enter or upload their data on a regular basis to prepare for the quarterly reporting that is coming in the near future.
The dataset has not changed and is available in the downloads section below.
If you are unsure about any particular items, please review the dataset notes, or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Data Opt Out
The NPDA has been exempted from the National Data Opt Out. Unless your patients specifically request to opt out of the audit you should enter their data.
Data can be added continuously throughout each audit year. Units will typically have up to two months following the end of each audit year to finalise their submissions for that year. Please see the table below for full details of our audit years and data submission periods:
|Final date for data submission
|1 April 2022
|31 March 2023
|1 April 2023
|31 March 2024
|24 May 2024
We ask that units submit data from all patient visits during the audit year. Data relating to all children and young people with all types of diabetes under the care of a paediatrician within a paediatric diabetes unit should be included. Summary results are presented within the data completeness report (DCR) generated upon each submission.
For data submission, you will need to use our online data capture system. If you used this last year, you can use the same login details. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset this on the login page. Please see below for a list of downloadable submission resources and user guides.
We now have our "How to" webinar available on core audit data submission:
The latest user guides and troubleshooting tips for our online data capture system can also be downloaded below.
Also available is the core NPDA dataset collected since 1 April 2021 and corresponding CSV submission template; this replaces the dataset in use since 2017. The dataset has been revised in line with guidance associated with achievement of NHS Information Standard status. The majority of data items remain unchanged but there is one new item and some items have been renamed, or modifications made to their response options.
GP practice codes
GP practice codes are updated quarterly by NHS Digital. The most up to date version of the GP practice codes can be found on their page, GP and GP practice related data.
Which centres are eligible to participate in the NPDA?
All paediatric diabetes units in England and Wales.
Please contact the NPDA team: email@example.com