The objective of the NADC accreditation is to assist diabetes services to review, reflect and achieve a safe and high quality service providing care to people using diabetes technology. The NADC technology accreditation for diabetes services is the only accreditation of its kind to offer comprehensive diabetes-specific technology accreditation aimed at the improvement of quality and safety.
The NADC technology standards aims to set a benchmark for service delivered by diabetes care centres across Australia.
Many NADC services are already accredited in their affiliation with a larger hospital, community health service or General Practice. We have tried to create deliberate synergies and overlap with existing accreditation systems such as the RACGP Standards for General Practice 5th edition and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards 2nd edition to avoid duplication of effort in the accreditation process. It is expected that achievement of NADC Technology Standards will support other applications of acreditaton across the health sector.
Quality Improvement is central to all NADC accreditation standards as it is integral for ensuring improved consumer health outcomes through reflective practice, evidence-based care, and best practice clinical care. There are many components to quality improvement including physical structure and process of an organisation, through to governance, leadership, education and training, and clinical care.
Participation in the Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) is encouraged as part of a service’s quality improvement practice. Further information on ANDA audits and registering for ANDA can be found here.