CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
Expressions of interest for COE 2019 will be opening soon and due by Friday 15th March
Completed applications will be due by Friday 24th May
A PDF copy of the 2019 COE standards can be found below:
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.
Accreditation as a Centre of Excellence will be awarded for a period of 4 years, after which time, reapplication is required to retain COE status. Organisations applying for Centre of Excellence status need to be already accredited under the standard NADC accreditation system prior to their submission.
The NADC Accreditation Standards for Centres of Excellence recognise clinical, education, service advocacy and policy leadership on a national scale in the provision of diabetes care.
CURRENT NADC CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
(AWARDED IN 2017)
Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology
At the 2018 Australasian Diabetes Congress we heard about the benefits of Centre of Excellence accreditation from the Royal Melbourne. Access this presentation below:
Accreditation – A Centre of Excellence’s experience – Spiros Fourlanos
(AWARDED IN 2015)
Royal Prince Alfred
Perth Children’s Hospital – Formerly Princess Margaret Hospital