The NADC accreditation 3.0 is now available!
All services that were initially accredited in the first round in 2013 are now due for renewal (all first round applications were for a period of 3 years). From 2016, accreditation will be for 4 years. Your organisation will be contacted via email with all the details of accreditation over the coming months.
Register for NADC Accreditation
To be one of the first to receive NADC 3.0 Accreditation status (and to earn points toward attendance to BPDC 2018). Please register your details on the NADC accreditation 3.0 form: Accreditation 3.0 EOI Form
NADC Diabetes Quality Improvement Accreditation
The NADC accreditation for diabetes services is the only accreditation of its kind to offer comprehensive diabetes-specific accreditation aimed at the improvement of quality and safety. The accreditation model is focused on a three-pronged approach combining governance, educational and clinical criteria. The objective of the NADC accreditation is to assist diabetes services to achieve quality patient care through improved governance, service structure, and improved educational and clinical services.
Accreditation is one tool in a range of strategies that can be used to improve safety and quality in a health based organisation. It is a way of verifying:
- actions are being taken
- system data are being used to inform activity
- improvements are made in safety and
The NADC accreditation also aims to lift the standard of service delivered by services across Australia in an effort to meet key goals under the National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. Namely, practices and procedures resulting in improved care, improved quality of life among people with diabetes, and a reduction in the prevalence of diabetes-related complications.
Applicability of the diabetes clinician Standards for Diabetes Services
The NADC Accreditation Standards (3rd edition) have been written for Diabetes Services of all models and sizes in Australia. One of the great strengths of diabetes care is its diversity. If your service provides diabetes care, even if it seems to have an unusual or unconventional structure, then these Standards are applicable.
The Standards also apply to primary healthcare services that are not specifically focused on diabetes care but which nevertheless provide diabetes care to a distinct community (eg. Aboriginal diabetes services, community health services, or mobile clinics caring for homeless people).
Overlap with other standards
Many NADC services are already accredited in their affiliation with a larger hospital, community health service or General Practice. There are deliberate synergeries and overlap with existing accreditation systems to ensure a robust accreditation framework.
Who needs to complete NADC accreditation
The NADC defines a Diabetes Service as an organisation that provides diabetes care in a patient centred, continuing, comprehensive and coordinated manner. The Accreditation Standards are wholly relevant to all services that meet this definition.
Service teams that complete accreditation will have their status updated to say ‘Accredited NADC Service’, which will be promoted on the NADC website, in NADC member lists, maps published on the website, and in information provided to other health professional organisations. Service teams that choose not to participate in accreditation will not be elevated to accredited status.
Organisation’s planning to apply for Centre of Excellence (COE) status are required to be accredited as a Tertiary Care Diabetes Service prior to being eligible to apply for COE status.
Want to know more?
Any further questions in regard to the process can be emailed to:
Tools to help you with your NADC accreditation application:
- Organisation & clinic timetable combined – example 1
- Organisation chart – example 2
- Centre timetable – example 1