Promoting Excellence in Diabetes Care


2024 NADC Sophia Zoungas Quality Improvement in Diabetes Services Award 

The National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) invites nominations for the 2024 NADC Sophia Zoungas Quality Improvement in Diabetes Services Award (QIDSA) from organisations that have made significant improvements to diabetes management or achieved additional funding or services, as a result of their participation and use of Australian Diabetes Clinical Quality Register (ADCQR) data as a quality improvement tool.

The Award will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the ADCQR advisory committee members in consultation with the NADC accreditation committee with the option to co-opt additional reviewers as deemed necessary.

The organisational nominees must be a financial and accredited service of the NADC and have been a member for at least 12 months at the time of their application for this award.

Two awards will be made available in the following categories

  • Primary care service
  • Secondary/Tertiary or Centre of Excellence


Nominations will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative Use of ADCQR Data: Demonstrable significant improvement in patient outcomes (e.g., HbA1c, weight, complication rates).
  • Care Innovation: Evidence that the utilisation of ADCQR data has led to measurable and quantifiable changes in diabetes care.
  • Service Enhancement: Proof of how ADCQR data usage has materially improved patient services (e.g., increased staffing, more clinical sessions).
  • Funding and Resource Acquisition: Illustration of how ADCQR data has facilitated a significant increase in funding, services, or staffing.
  • Collaboration and Integration: Examples of how using ADCQR data has fostered collaboration with other health services or contributed to a more integrated model of care.


Those awarded the 2024 NADC Sophia Zoungas Quality Improvement in Diabetes Services Award will be announced at the Australasian Diabetes Congress meeting gala dinner, Perth August 22nd 2024.

A 20-minute presentation from a representative of the organisation will be scheduled for the NADC symposium at the Australasian Diabetes Congress on August 21st, 2024, and/or Best Practice in Diabetes Centres meeting in 2025. Some costs for attendance to these meetings will be considered as part of the award.

All services applying for this award must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form to provide essential preliminary information and a link to upload your application. Early submission of EOIs is encouraged for a streamlined process.

To all sites who participated in ANDA 2022, many thanks for being a valued contributor to the Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA).
We are always trying to improve the experience of ANDA for participating sites.
To help us make these improvements in a systematic manner, we are conducting a new research project that we hope you will consider joining.

ANDA Background

The Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) is a national clinical quality registry.

It is a centralised quality assurance activity aiming to improve the quality of care provided to people with diabetes.

ANDA is coordinated by Monash University in conjunction with the National Association of Diabetes Centres and participating primary, secondary and tertiary care diabetes centres across Australia.

ANDA collects data about people with diabetes treatments, complications, self-care practices and quality of life outcomes. This information is then reported back to the diabetes centres and relevant stakeholders to help determine what factors contribute to and promote better patient care and outcomes. The reports provide a unique opportunity for diabetes centres to benchmark their performance against their peers across Australia and the different segments of the health system. Ultimately it is hoped to be able to benchmark the performance of Australian diabetes centres with international centres.

The Australian National Diabetes Audit is fully funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health; their generous contribution and enthusiastic support for ANDA is a testament to the importance of this nationwide quality assurance activity.