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National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) – Health & Social Care Information Centre

National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA)

National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) will enable all diabetes foot care services to measure their performance against NICE clinical guidelines and peer units, and to monitor adverse outcomes for people with diabetes who develop diabetic foot disease.

What does it measure?

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 National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) following advice to the Department of Health from the National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE).
The NDA is delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), in partnership with Diabetes UK and the National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network (part of Public Health England).

How to participate

• Step 1: Identify an audit lead
• Step 2: Register all staff who will submit NDFA data
• Step 3- Start data collection using the NDFA form
• Step 4- Submit data to the secure online submission tool
All documentation is available to download from the section on the right under user documents. Once you have familiarised yourself with the audit requirements you can start data collection from this point onwards.


Local and national level results will be available March 2016
If you are interested in finding out more about the audit please email the audit team at

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