NADC information presentation
The NADC was established in 1994 to explore mechanisms for improving the standard of care available to people with diabetes through Specialist Diabetes Centres and Services. We promote the flow of information and collaboration between specialist diabetes services; links with non-specialist service providers; collect and pool diabetes information data to promulgate improved standards, methods and models of diabetes care; and help NADC member centres maintain standards as centres of excellence. We currently have 76 member centres. The ADS and ADEA fund and hold joint responsibility for the operations of the NADC. As the NADC has no specific funding we mainly rely on grants, sponsorships and subscriptions from our members, as well as support from ADS and ADEA to run our activities.(
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NADC information presentation
What is the NADC?The NADC was established in 1994 to exploremechanisms for improving the standard of careavailable to people with diabetes through SpecialistDiabetes Centres and Services.NADC currently has 76 member centres
What is NADC aims: Promote the flow of information and collaboration between specialist diabetes services; Link non-specialist service providers; Collect and pool diabetes information data to promulgate improved standards, methods and models of diabetes care; Assist NADC member centres maintain standards as centres of excellence.
How is NADC funded? The ADS and ADEA fund and hold joint responsibility for the operations of the NADC. As the NADC has no specific funding they mainly rely on grants, sponsorships and subscriptions from members, as well as support from ADS and ADEA to run their activities.
The Key NADC Activities:1. Australian National Diabetes Information Audit and Benchmarking (ANDIAB) ANDIAB has been a key NADC project that relies on member centres to collect clinical data on a national biennial basis. ANDIAB2 collects data related to diabetes education and self-care. Reports are provided which enables participants to benchmark their own data against that of others. These are important quality assurance activities which promote continuous improvement in the standard of service provided by Diabetes Centres. ANDIAB is undergoing a name change and update and is funded for 2013
The Key NADC Activities:2. Best Practice in Diabetes Centres (BPDC) The Best Practice in Diabetes Centres Meetings have been a collaboration between the NADC and Lilly. There have been 4 meetings in Sydney in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 The program has been organised by the NADC and sponsored by Lilly Each NADC member centre is invited to send 1-2 representatives to the meeting. These meetings are an interactive forum intended to canvass issues important to Diabetes Services which are beyond the scope of the ADS-ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting.
The Key NADC Activities:3. National Foot Care Training Manual This training manual was developed in collaboration with the Australian Podiatry Council to train generalists in the identification and care of the diabetic foot. A number of resources are provided to participants in a workshop setting to enable effective implementation of the practices promoted, including a foot assessment checklist and patient education material.
The Key NADC Activities:4 . Diabetes Management in the General Care Setting:A National Training Program for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals This Training Program is currently under review with funding from Lilly. The training provides a standardised diabetes training program containing introductory information about diabetes and its management. The program is aimed at registered and enrolled nurses, allied health staff, and other staff from other generalist hospital, community, nursing home, and other care facilities including drug and alcohol and respite care services. This is made available free of charge to member centres and available to non members for a fee
Current ProjectsDiabetes Database The NADC data base sub-committee are soon to appoint an IT company to implement a clinical database for use by NADC Centres This can serve as a medical record with many other functions and benefits The program will also be an extremely valuable source of data for practice evaluation and auditing across all NADC centres
Development of a unique NADC website This will provide NADC with a valuable communication tool to improve member information and access Resources, upcoming events, newsletters and all NADC forms will be available www.nadc.net.au
Accreditation The NADC has commenced an accreditation system for NADC member centres The aim is to establish NADC Tertiary Diabetes & Care Centres as proven Centres of Excellence in diabetes care This is an important part of the process of demonstrating to the Commonwealth and State Health authorities that NADC Diabetes Centres offer high standard multidisciplinary care that cannot be replicated in primary care.
Appointment of an NADC Project ManagerThe NADC has recently created and appointed a funded project officer who will ensure all projects are co-ordinated, reviewed and further developed in a view to adding improved member benefits and ultimately improving the standard of care for people with diabetes