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National Diabetes Inpatient Audit

The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) is a snapshot audit of diabetes inpatient care in England and Wales.


2016 Full Report and Hospital-Level Reports

The 2016 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) Full Report and Hospital-Level Reports are now available here. For the first time, this year's report is presented in a reader-friendly, PowerPoint format allowing readers to use and adapt the slides for their own presentations. In addition, the report has been separated into a number of 'short reports', ensuring readers can easily access specific sections of the report.

The audit is also supported by the hospital-level analysis, which provides results at individual site level. It provides the 2016 audit findings for England and Wales, and where possible compares to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 audit findings. There was no audit collection or report in 2014, so 2014 data is not available.

Thank you for your continued support of this audit and to all the staff in each hospital who participated.

We would welcome your feedback on the new-style report. Comments and questions can be emailed to the NaDIA Team at

Your Feedback

Thank you for submitting your valuable feedback on the audit via the Hospital Characteristics Form this year. Your comments have been collated into a presentation which will be used to shape the future of the audit and ensure that necessary changes are made to the audit process.

Your feedback helps us to keep the audit relevant and identifies issues with both the questions and the audit as a whole, meaning we can work to improve them. If you have any further comments about the audit, you can email us at

You can find the 'NaDIA 2015-16 - Your Feedback' document on the right-hand side of this page under 'Quality Improvement'.

If you would like to take part in the audit or find out more about NaDIA please email the team on

What is the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit?

The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) is an annual snapshot audit of diabetes inpatient care in England and Wales and is open to participation from hospitals with medical, surgical, gynaecology wards or intensive care units. NaDIA allows hospitals to benchmark hospital diabetes care and to prioritise improvements in service provision that will make a real difference to patients' experiences and outcomes.

The audit sets out to measure the quality of diabetes care provided to people with diabetes while they are admitted to hospital, by answering the following questions:

· Did diabetes management minimise the risk of avoidable complications?

· Did harm result from the inpatient stay?

· Was patient experience of the inpatient stay favourable?

· Has the quality of care and patient feedback changed since the previous audit years?

We encourage as many hospitals as possible to take part in the audit, which helps to drive improvements in the care of inpatients with diabetes in England and Wales.

What does it measure?

The audit looks at the following areas:

  • whether diabetes management minimises the risk of avoidable complications
  • harm resulting from the inpatient stay
  • patient experience of the inpatient stay
  • the change in patient feedback on the quality of care since NaDIA began

Who manages the audit?

The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), and delivered by NHS Digital, working with Diabetes UK.

How to participate

The audit is open to participation from England and Wales hospitals only and takes place every year. In 2016 Nadia took place during the week of 26th - 30th September.

The NaDIA Team contacts each eligible hospital prior to the audit to provide hospitals with further information on the audit and to gather up to date hospital participation details.

Once registration details are confirmed, participating units receive audit packs containing:

· Bedside Audit forms

· Patient Experience questionnaires 

· Supporting information and guidance

Each participating hospital will also be emailed a Hospital Characteristics form to provide information on resources and the staffing structure to assist in the provision of the audit findings. This must be returned to the NaDIA team electronically to

Publication of the audit results 

To access the results of the previous National Diabetes Inpatient Audits, select the link in the right hand column.

Use of Audit Tools and Documentation Outside of the Clinical Audit

You hereby agree that in downloading or using the documents or tools on this web page for any use outside of the project for which it was developed, you are entering into a royalty free, non-exclusive, licence agreement with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership under the following Terms and Conditions:
All information, software, products and related graphics contained in the audit tool or data collection form are provided for non commercial purposes  "as is" without warranty, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights. In no event shall HQIP be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use incurred by you or any third party, whether in action in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising from your access to, or use of, the audit tool or form. HQIP make no representations about the suitability, reliability, or timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products and related graphics contained in the audit tool or forms. HQIP reserves the right to make improvements, changes or updates to forms or tools at any time without notice.

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