What does it measure?
The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) will look at the following key areas:
- Structures: are the nationally recommended care structures in place for the management of diabetic foot disease?
- Processes: does the treatment of active diabetic foot disease comply with nationally recommended guidance?
- Outcomes: are the outcomes of diabetic foot disease optimised?
Who manages the audit?
The NDFA is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme, and delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), working in collaboration with Diabetes UK and National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network.
Participating centres will collect a small amount of data on a local data collection form for each new foot ulcer. Completed forms will then be submitted via secure web form to the HSCIC. Further information and forms will be available prior to the launch.
How to participate
The NDFA is currently in development and will launch in summer 2014. Clinicians can register their interest in participating by emailing NDFA@hscic.gov.uk.