National Diabetes Quality Programme

This programme ran for five years until March 2023. Find information on the work we did with paediatric diabetes units in England and Wales to improve care, outcomes and the quality of life for children and young people with diabetes, and their families.

What we have done

RCPCH and the National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network established this programme in April 2018 to help drive outcomes improvements and encourage service change in paediatric diabetes care in England and Wales.

We set out to improve multidisciplinary care for children and young people with diabetes in the NHS, reduce unwarranted variations and involve families in service improvement in a developmental way.

We made innovative adaptions to keep paediatric diabetes on the radar. Since the start of the pandemic, we ran our peer reviews and the QI Collaborative virtually, using feedback to support all participating teams.

Our sincere thanks to all who participated so professionally and enthusiastically.

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Through our QI Collaborative, multidisciplinary teams shared their processes with each other and developed new models of care.
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Teams assessed themselves against a set of clinical measures, providing evidence as support. Our external verification provided a consistent check.
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We trained and supported health professionals to meet with service teams, colleagues, patients and families to determine compliance, explore barriers and identify good practice.

Listen to our podcast about this programme

"This is my proudest achievement..." The programme's Clinical Lead, Dr Fiona Campbell, spoke with members of the staff team in May 2023 about its legacy on integrated care services and Trusts. Listen back for a lively discussion!