Primary Care Diabetes Service membership is offered to groups of professional healthcare workers who are actively involved in diabetes care, are committed to the goals and objectives of the NADC and to monitoring the outcomes of their services, but do not have the full complement of services or resources to meet the criteria for a secondary care diabetes service. Members will generally be associated by geographic region, but will not necessarily be located at the same site and may be affiliated with different health services e.g. private practice, hospital, community health.
A Primary Care Diabetes Service is defined as one that demonstrates the following:
Clinical diabetes care of patients in an outpatient setting
One-on-one consultations with people with diabetes
Staffing minimum of a medical practitioner involved in diabetes care (e.g. through participating in consultations, care planning, case conferencing etc.) and a credentialled diabetes educator or registered nurse who has successfully completed the NADC National Diabetes Care Course (or equivalent) or a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education (or equivalent)
A close and supportive relationship with a nominated secondary and/or tertiary service.
Monitoring the outcomes of their services against health outcomes standards e.g. Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) or other audit programs.