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NADC UPDATE FEBRUARY 2016

Hello and happy New Year to all NADC member organisations. We are looking forward to a busy year of activity, growth and increased benefits for all our members.  To do this we need your help!

We have many projects in the pipeline that include 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 again in October 2016. The NADC committee are also working hard on bringing new and innovative education and collaboration opportunities to your centre.

One of the major goals of NADC is to promote collaboration and sharing of information and resources. By being a member centre, you have access to a database of resources through the member only section of our website at www.nadc.net.au/member-section/. Our aim is to expand and add greater value to this section. As such we are asking member centres to share their policies, procedures, audit tools, position descriptions, clinical pathways and even success stories. Those shared will be made available (PDF version) to other NADC member organisations only via the secure member password protected section on the NADC website.

So it doesn’t matter if your organisation is large or small, what does matter is how actively you participate in NADC activities. We all play a role in working towards providing the best possible diabetes care and we can to do this when we collaborate and share our resources.

ACT NOW and share!

 

2016 NADC MEMBERSHIPS RENEWALS

The 2016 NADC Membership Renewals will be posted out to all NADC organisations over the next coming weeks. Please ensure that your centre renews its membership by 1 April 2016.

Please contact  Linda Valenzisi at the Australian Diabetes Society Secretariat via email to linda@diabetessociety.com.au regarding NADC membership enquiries.                               
                                         

                          
We Need Your Help – Share your Tools


One of the outcomes of BPDC 2015 was to develop a repository of shared resources for diabetes centres. To make this a valuable and significant resource for members, we need all centres to participate. This also earns your organisation eligibility towards attending the next Best Practice Diabetes Centres (BPDC) Symposium.

Please email PDF versions of the following diabetes specific resources to admin@nadc.net.au:
  • Policies and Procedures, clinical pathways
  • Auditing tools
  • Position descriptions for diabetes related employment opportunities
Email these to Natalie at admin@nadc.net.au
 
NADC Accreditation – You should have it!

                                               
The NADC had an overwhelming response to their recently developed Centres of Excellence (COE) accreditation process with ten applicants considered for acknowledgement that they operate as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Diabetes Care. Four centres were successfully approved and now recognised as attaining this highest of achievement.
 
Although not all diabetes centres can achieve COE level accreditation (by nature of their size and services), all centres are eligible to apply for recognition as Tertiary or Care Centres. Accreditation through the NADC provides evidence that your service has met a recognised standard of diabetes care and is actively participating in national benchmarking and quality improvement activities that are vital to achieving National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS).

The NADC Accreditation Standards for Centres of Excellence recognise excellence in clinical, education, service advocacy and policy leadership on a national scale in the provision of diabetes care. If your organisation missed the 2015 round, applications will be open again in early 2017. Note, only centres that have achieved NADC Tertiary level accreditation prior to application as a Centre of Excellence will be eligible to apply and the process also assists in preparation and review of your service for COE.

The NADC tertiary and care centre accreditation criteria is currently being updated. All centres that were initially accredited in the first round in 2013 will be due for renewal in June this year as all first round applications were for a period of 3 years. From 2016, accreditation will be for 4 years.

If your organisation is accredited, you will be contacted via email with all the requirements over the coming months. If your diabetes centre is not currently accredited but should be, please email Natalie at admin@nadc.net.au to ensure you are notified when the revised applications are open.
ANDA 2015 & 2016 Update

With a record number of Centres participating in the 2015 Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) survey, it was the most successful audit year to date – but let’s make 2016 even bigger and better.

Professor Sophia Zoungas and her team at Monash will be sending all participating centres their individual reports, with the complete report available shortly on our website at www.nadc.net.au/anda

Register your interest for your organisation to be involved in the 2016 audit that is focused on quality of life and self-management.

Details will be posted on the NADC website very soon – so keep your eyes on the webpage or your email inbox or by emailing: elspeth.lilburn@monash.edu
Please share this NADC update with your colleagues throughout your organisation as they may benefit too.
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