National Paediatric Diabetes Audit - data submission

We are now accepting data for the 2024-25 audit year. Download the current dataset, templates for submitting data via CSV and questionnaire and our user guide.
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Last modified
17 June 2024

Clinical Lead sign off form (for 2023-24)

Once you have submitted the final data for the 2023-24 audit year (01 April 2023 to 31 March 2024), please complete the below form on Surveymonkey, including the minimal staffing dataset.

Complete clinical lead sign off form

An update: Delay to launch of Type 2 diabetes spotlight audit

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. 

We are hoping to launch the audit in early summer 2024 and will keep teams updated.

Submitting your data

We recommend that units start to enter or upload their data on at least a quarterly 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 npda@rcpch.ac.uk

National Data Opt Out

The NPDA has been exempted from the National Data Opt Out. Unless a patient specifically requests to opt out of the audit, you should enter their data.

Submission periods

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:

Audit year Year start Year end Final date for data submission
2023-24 1 April 2023 31 March 2024 24 May 2024
2024-25 1 April 2024 31 March 2025 18 April 2025

The NPDA is moving towards quarterly data submission. The quarterly data submission deadlines for 2024-25 are below.

Quarter Date range Deadline to submit
Q1 01 April 2024 - 30 June 2024 05 July 2024
Q2 01 July 2024 - 30 September 2024 07 October 2024
Q3 01 October 2024 - 31 December 2024 15 January 2024
Q4 01 January 2025 - 31 March 2025 18 April 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.

Submit data on NPDA data capture system

Submission resources

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.

Contact

Please contact the NPDA team: npda@rcpch.ac.uk