Diabetes care for adults
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides recommendations on nine key care processes that adults with diabetes should receive to avoid short- and long-term complications. Here we use data from the National Diabetes Audit to look at eight of these processes.
See also our analysis of care for children and young people with diabetes.
The prevalence and registration sections of the National Diabetes Audit report are based on data collections from both primary and secondary care. The remainder of the report (including the appendices) includes only patients registered in primary care to ensure that the population-based denominators are comparable. The vast majority of patients are registered in primary care, with only a relatively small percentage (3.8%) of records appearing only in secondary care submissions. Here we look at eight processes of care, since eye screening is organised by NHS Diabetes Eye Screening.