Centres of Excellence membership is only available for services that have successfully completed the NADC Centres of Excellence Accreditation program.
The NADC Accreditation standards have been developed to establish a robust national standard for Diabetes Centres that demonstrate that they operate as Centres of Excellence (COE) in diabetes care.
These standards are underpinned by the principles of chronic disease management. These include a multidisciplinary approach with an effective system of service delivery, integration and coordination of care between different services and service providers, support for self-management, evidence-based decision making and clinical information systems, with the focus being on proactive maintenance of good health and complication prevention. Diabetes Centres of Excellence also actively bridge the gap between the acute care hospital system and the care provided by primary care and community services.
The Centres of Excellence application process is all-encompassing and includes an assessment that is in-depth and sophisticated. Therefore the process should be a team-based application process. Applications for COE’s are only open for a limited period every 2 years.