Submitting your data
Data can now be added continuously throughout the audit cycle. Summary results are presented within the data completeness report (DCR) and are generated upon each submission. Units will have two months following the end of the audit cycle (31 March) to finalise their submissions for the preceding audit year.
We ask that units submit data from all patient visits during the audit period (01/042018 - 31/032019). 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.
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. You can add data via a CSV file or patient questionnaire.
You can download user guides to the data collection system below.
Also available is the core NPDA dataset collected since 1 April 2017; this replaces the dataset in use since 2012-13. It was revised following publication of new guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NG18) in 2015. The majority of data items remain unchanged, with a number of new items and some items having been amended in light of the new guidance (all can be downloaded below).
As the dataset changed, so has the CSV submission template, which must be used for the 2018-19 submission. This is the same as the template for the 2017-18 audit. Please ensure the format of your data matches the format specified in the dataset - for example, dates must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY (no other variation) and the column headings row must be retained. Ensure the CSV file name begins with your PZ code (eg “PZ001 Morriston") - you can download the PZ numbers list below.
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?
All paediatric diabetes units in England and Wales.
Poster to inform patients and families
Please download, print and display the NPDA clinic poster in your unit. This publicises the audit to children and young people using your service and their families, so they know how their data is being used.
Please contact the NPDA team: firstname.lastname@example.org