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Welcome to the NADC update for July 2016. Many of our 2016 projects are well underway including the development of the General Care Course into an interactive online program, support of the National Diabetes Strategy and running of the highly regarded Best Practice in Diabetes Centres (BPDC) Symposium in October. We are also working hard to bring new and innovative education and clinical collaborations to your centre.

NADC has been developing a 2016 to 2020 strategic plan with four main focus areas as demonstrated in the attached graphic. These key areas emerged from the responses to the member survey we conducted earlier in the year.

With one of NADC’s major goals being to promote education and collaboration, diabetes services are reminded that by being a member centre, you have access to a database of resources through the member only section of our website at Our aim is to expand and add greater value to this section.

We also encourage member to share their policies, procedures, audit tools, position descriptions, clinical pathways and stories with other NADC member organisations. Any resources member centres are happy to share will be made available in PDF via the secure member password section of the member website.
The strength and value of the NADC is in the participation and contribution that every organisation makes, no matter how big or small. We all play a role in working towards providing the best possible diabetes care.  We can achieve this when we collaborate and share our resources. Send yours to today!

BPDC 2016
Plans, bookings, speakers and now registrations are well underway for our next Best Practice Diabetes Centres (BPDC) Symposium on October 22nd & 23rd in Sydney. Please remember this meeting is by invitation only with a limit of 80 participants. Invitations have been prioritised to organisations that have actively participated in NADC projects such as ANDA surveys, sharing of organisational resources and completion of NADC accreditation.

If you or your organisation is not attending this year, we will be recording and making all sessions available to financial NADC member organisations and their staff. If you want to secure your invitation for this prestigious and highly regarded event in future years, ensure that your organisation participates in ANDA 2017, completes accreditation and actively shares resources with other NADC organisations.


The 2016 NADC Membership Renewals have now been posted out to all NADC centres. If your organisation hasn’t received or paid your invoice please contact Linda Valenzisi at the Australian Diabetes Society via email to
NADC Accreditation – You should have it!

The NADC accreditation criteria update is near completion and will soon be launched.
All centres that were initially accredited in the first round in 2013 will be due for renewal (all first round applications were for a period of 3 years). From 2016, accreditation will be for 4 years. Your organisation will be contacted via email with further details over the coming months.
Who should complete accreditation?
The NADC defines a Diabetes Centre as an organisation that provides diabetes care in a patient-centred,  comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated manner. The Accreditation Standards are wholly relevant to all services that meet this definition.
The NADC Accreditation Standards (2nd edition) have been written for Diabetes Centres of all shapes and sizes in Australia. One of the great strengths of diabetes care is its diversity. If your centre provides diabetes care – even if it seems to have an unusual or unconventional structure – then the NADC Accreditation Standards are applicable.
Why should you complete NADC accreditation?
The NADC Accreditation Standards provide a template for quality diabetes care in Diabetes Centres. The Standards are designed to keep NADC accredited diabetes centres at the forefront of safe, high-quality diabetes care delivery in Australia. The purpose is to equip healthcare professionals and diabetes centres with a framework which enables them to contribute to improving patient health outcomes and reducing the social and economic burden of diabetes and diabetes-related complications in Australia.
The Standards incorporate the essential and relevant requirements of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s National Safety and Qualty Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and those from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Therefore, in meeting the accreditation standards for NADC, your service will be meeting existing accreditation requirements set for most health services no matter their size, state or service delivery model.

The NADC’s goal is to encourage participation in quality assurance activities such as the annual Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA).
To ensure best standards are attained and maintained, NADC Accreditation Standards are designed to assist organisations to review their internal processes, to identify areas for improvement, and to address gaps through the implementation of quality improvement action plans.
Our hope is that you find this quality improvement process a constructive and positive activity. We also encourage feedback on the process which will assist us to identify opportunities for improvement in future reviews as well as areas where Centres require more support and resourcing.
What are the benefits of NADC accreditation?
  • There are wide-ranging benefits to achieving NADC accreditation. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Recognition as a best practice centre meeting stringent quality and safety standards
  • Knowledge-sharing – the ability to leverage knowledge from other accredited centres to improve service delivery and care
  • Far reaching quality improvement – the opportunity for your centre to become part of a broader goal of improving health services nation-wide, by mentoring and educating smaller centres
  • Business expansion – opportunity to broaden your centre’s reputation and patient base
  • Status and Reputation – opportunity to benchmark your centre against peer centres
  • Funding – opportunity to utilise the evidence gained from the accreditation process to lobby for increased funding in areas where your service performance is lacking
  • Invitation to your organistion to attend BPDC meetings
Wish to pilot our NADC accreditation?

We are looking for a range of organisations to road test the revised NADC accreditation standards. To be one of the first (and to secure a spot at BPDC 2016 or 2017) please register your details on the NADC accreditation 2016 form found at:


We are excited to announce that we have completed an update of the General Care Course that is available to all member centres. To access the course simply complete the online registration form, which can be found at:
The options for course delivery can be decided by the coordinators of the course with possible options being over 3 consecutive days, half or one day sessions, or module by module.
The course contains 9 modules covering the following topics:
  Module Time
1 Overview of Diabetes Mellitus 60 Pathophysiology
60 Body Link simulation
2 Chronic Complications of Diabetes Mellitus 60 Chronic Complication
60 Foot Care
3 Lifestyle Issues 60 Nutrition
30 Physical Activity
30 Enhancing Self Care
4 Medication 30 Glucose Lowering Agents
90 Insulin
5 Acute complications of
Diabetes Mellitus
30 Hypoglycaemia
45 Hyperglycaemia/Emergencies
30 Sick Day Management
30 Diabetes Care During Fasting Procedures
6 Self monitoring of Diabetes Mellitus 60 Blood Glucose Testing
15 Ketone Testing
7 Groups with special needs 30 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
30 CALD /  Ethnic
30 Children & Adolescents
30 Pregnant Women
30 Elderly
8 Support Services and Self Management 30 Support Services
30 Rights and Responsibilities
30 Education Guidelines
9 Diabetes Management in General Practice 60 Government Incentives for Chronic Disease Management
60 Creating and Managing Diabetes Registers for Annual Cycle of Care
10 Evaluation 60 Course Evaluation
The NADC are working to develop this as an online course with interactive, audio and visual content as well as online assessments to verify understanding and completion of the modules. We will keep members up-to-date on the progress with this resource.

Don’t miss our fabulous program scheduled for the Annual Scientific Meeting at this year’s ADS/ADEA on the Gold Coast.
Wednesday 24th August 11-1pm  

NADC - a year in review Natalie Wischer
ANDA results overview 2015 Natalie Nanayakkara
Funding a pump clinic Tim Jones
Funding a telehealth service Sheila Cook
How can technology help in health funding? Chris Kommatas

Please share this NADC update with your colleagues throughout your organisation as they may benefit too.

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