Improving outcomes for children with diabetes, lessons from the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit

The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) has collected data about process and outcomes for children and young people with diabetes living in England and Wales since 2003. No one would disagree that this is an essential component of driving quality improvement and leads to a better understanding of how delivery of care can be optimised. This talk will focus on changes that have occurred in the last 8 years driving improvements in care which have been translated into better outcomes. However, there remains much variation across the country requiring ongoing quality assurance and drive to ensure all children and young people with diabetes achieve optimal care.

Learning outcomes:

  • Blood glucose control in children with Type 1 diabetes is improving.
  • Outcomes for children with diabetes in England and Wales still lag behind some other European countries.
  • Considerable variation in outcomes across the country remain a concern.
  • Improvements seen have been driven by National Audit data, the development of a national network, peer review and best practice tariff funding in England.
  • Transition remains a vulnerable time for young people with diabetes

Thursday 15th November 2018

10:40 - 11:10

Paediatric to Adolescent & Crossover Care

Speakers

Paediatric Endocrinologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff University

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