National Association of Diabetes Centres NADC 2014
What is the NADC?
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.
In 2013, there were 65 NADC centres across Australia
Current membership and a list of accredited centres
can be found on the NADC website at
What are the aims of NADC?
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 hold joint responsibility for the
operations of the NADC.
As the NADC has no specific funding they mainly rely
on grants and sponsorships, and subscriptions from
members, as well as direct support from ADS and
The Key NADC Activities:
1. Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) formerly ANDIAB
The Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) formerly ANDIAB has been a key
NADC project that relies on member centres collecting clinical data on a biennial
AQSMA (Australian Quality Self Management Audit) formerly ANDIAB2, collects data
specifically related to diabetes education and self-care on a biennial basis.
Site reports are provided to enable participating centres to benchmark their own data
against that of others and with the NHMRC guidelines
These are important quality assurance activities which promote continuous
improvement in the standard of service provided by Diabetes Centres.
In 2013, 30 Centres participated
2. Best Practice in Diabetes Centres (BPDC)
The Best Practice in Diabetes Centres Meetings has been an integral
educational/policy/service provision forum for NADC members
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 medical and 1 nursing representative
to the meeting.
These meetings are an interactive forum intended to canvass/discuss issues important
to Diabetes Centres/Services
Next meeting planned with ASZ support in Nov 2014
The Key NADC Activities:
3 . Diabetes Management in the General Care Setting:
A National Training Program for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
This Training Program is currently under review and being reaccredited in 2013 with
funding kindly provided by Boehringer Ingelheim / Lilly Alliance
The training provides a standardised basic 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.
The NADC data base sub-committee have appointed BioGrid 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
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.
Development of a stand alone website had provided NADC with a valuable
communication tool to improve member information and access that contains
all NADC resources, upcoming events, newsletters and all NADC forms are
Commencement of a Twitter account
Regular member emails
For further information