The National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) is a national collective of organisations that are involved either directly or indirectly in diabetes services and care. NADC was established to explore mechanisms and implement strategies for improving the standard of care for people with, or at risk of diabetes. NADC member organisations take a leadership role in developing the appropriate networks in their areas in order to achieve this outcome.
Structure of the NADC
The NADC was an organisation established in 1994 by the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). The two incorporated professional organisations held joint responsibility of the NADC until June 2014. The ADS now holds sole responsibility for its operations and the NADC is a division of the ADS.
To improve the ability of diabetes services, to deliver better health outcomes for all people with, or at risk of, diabetes and to promote strategies for the management as well as the prevention of complications.
To facilitate and promote improved standards of diabetes care through the implementation of evidence-based policies and procedures. The development of national standards and practice of auditing and benchmarking activities are vital to achieving this goal.
- To increase access to information and networking opportunities among diabetes services that are focussed on the provision of quality care for people with diabetes.
- To promote higher standards of care: benchmarking, quality assurance, research, accreditation
- To develop policies and procedures in delivering the highest quality of care and education
- To encourage and support specialist diabetes services to work with non-diabetes health professionals to optimise the delivery and standards of diabetes care.
- To provide support for smaller diabetes services in regional, rural and remote communities
- To provide support to primary care, pharmacy and allied health practitioners.