Issued April 2017
   Member Updates
Message from the CEO
Happy Easter! Although the team at NADC love chocolate (and really, who doesn't) we are opting for other non-food treats for our members this Easter. 

The team have put together lots of treasures for all our members as well as non-members. Please read further to learn what these are! 

NADC continues to be buzzing and humming at a rapid pace through each day, week and month (we can't believe it is Easter already) but we are thrilled to be able to continue to support and provide increased resources to all of our member organisations, which now include PHNs and pharmacies - further information on these new member groups can be found below. 

One extra special delivery this Easter for our NADC team is the arrival of a gorgeous boy for our wonderful Communications Manager, Nikki Wallis. We congratulate her and her husband and hope the transition from 1 child to 2 is as smooth as can be. Nikki...chocolate may help!

Wishing everyone a very happy Easter!

Natalie Wischer

Save-the-date: ADATS! 

NADC members are invited to attend the NADC's inaugural Australasian Diabetes Advanced Technologies Summit (ADATS) on October 20, 2017, at the Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The full-day conference is open to registrants nationally and internationally and will provide interactive demonstrations, best practice innovation, technologies and therapeutics presentations, workshops, and practical sessions.

If you or your organisation is leading the way with innovation and technology, please don't be shy, tell us what you are doing and we may be able to offer you an opportunity to present at our ADATS meeting. Please complete the brief online survey here:

The event will be limited to 200 delegates initially, so don't miss out! Please visit for details and register your interest!

NADC improving foot care
The NADC is excited to announce the formation of our first-ever Foot Network Working Party (FNWP).

The aim of the FNWP is to establish and maintain reduced morbidity and mortality caused by diabetes-related foot disease.

The Network will produce a nationally standardised excellence process for high-risk foot care in Australia, targeted health professional education material, and research.

For more information please visit  via the NADC website.

Hub & Spoke Project 

Integrated care and collaboration are a big focus for government and healthcare organisations, but how can this be achieved in practise?

The NADC is working to form a Hub and Spoke steering committee of experts to look at ways we can develop and support the linkage between tertiary level diabetes care centres and smaller, primary and secondary care services. 

Collaboration and knowledge-sharing underpins the success of this initiative. We will share further details on this project in future editions of the NADC newsletter. 

Get NADC accredited & boost your centre's reputation
The NADC Accreditation Standards 2.0 is now available to members.

Accreditation is not mandatory, however achieving NADC accreditation entitles centres to a range of benefits including:
· Recognition as a best practice centre
· Knowledge-sharing and benchmarking
· Quality and service improvement
· Improved status and reputation
· Business expansion through recognition as an  NADC accredited centre

It's the only one of its kind to combine three important areas of quality improvement including governance, clinical and educational indicators.  

For more details about please visit the website at

Promote your accreditation status
If your centre has achieved NADC Accreditation, then show it off!

By featuring the NADC logo on you email signature, your centre has the potential to stand out from the rest as a best practice service provider.

Download the NADC logo at and help promote your service's achievement!


New Pharmacy Accreditation Program
There is little doubt that pharmacies play a significant role in providing services for people with diabetes. This is expanding quickly given the changes with NDSS product access and point-of-care testing. 

The NADC is developing a Pharmacy Accreditation Program that will promote excellence in pharmacy-based diabetes services nationally.

Health care professions who would like to join the NADC Pharmacy Accreditation Committee (PAC), are encouraged to apply at via the NADC website.

NADC expands membership to PHNs

The development of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia has seen some significant changes in the support of healthcare across all areas.

Although the focus of PHNs can be variable, there is little doubt that diabetes care is among one of their top priorities.

As such, we have recently developed a new membership level for PHNs. We are encouraging their membership to raise the awareness of the NADC and the support we offer all organisations providing diabetes care across the health sector.

Membership forms for PHN's can be found at via the NADC website.

Last days for applications for 2017 ANDA  

Last days for organisations to register their Expressions of Interest (EOI) from members to participate in the ANDA-AQCA 2017.

The Australian National Diabetes Audit-Australian Quality Clinical Audit (ANDA-AQCA) is an important quality improvement opportunity, so don't miss your chance to be involved!

For details and to submit your EOI, visit via the NADC website.

Diabetes and Ramadan videos now available
You may recall our article on the Diabetes and Ramadan symposium in the last edition of the NADC newsletter.

Well the videos from this event are now available, so please visit the NADC website at and don't forget to share this important information with your colleagues.

Present at an NADC event
We recognise that many talented and experienced members we have at the NADC, and we are giving you the opportunity to be part of our event calendar this year.

Members have the opportunity to express their interest in presenting at our many events including the:
- NADC symposium at the ADS-ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting
- Best Practice in Diabetes Centres Symposium (BPDC)
- Australasian Diabetes Advancements in Technologies Summit (ADATS)

For more information or to submit an EOI, please visit via the NADC website.

Join our conversation
NADC is pleased to announce that we have expanded our voice across additional social media platforms.

You can now follow and like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

To access the sites please go to:



Have your say at BPDC 2017

Planning is already underway for the 2017 symposium, which will be hosted on Saturday 21st and Sunday October 22nd 2017 in Sydney.

Do you want to showcase what you or your centre is doing really well? Please complete the Expression of Interest  here

And don't forget, member centres can access presentations from BPDC 2016 via the  member only page at  

Share your success stories
The NADC is keen to hear about the fantastic work being done by our member centres and to share these on a regular basis in our newsletter.

This is a great way for centres to promote new initiatives, innovative programs, interesting patient outcomes, or service improvements.

The NADC is committed to promoting knowledge-sharing, so we invite you to send your stories to the NADC communications officer via - we'd love to hear from you.

We are also keen to have presentations from organisations at our ASM symposium and best practice meeting, If you feel you have an important story to tell, please complete the appropriate applicationhere

Have you paid your 2017 NADC membership fees?
A reminder that the 2017 NADC Membership Fee Renewals are now overdue. Please progress payment if this has not yet been made. 

Please also ensure we have all the correct mailing and contact details for your organisation, particularly email addresses, as we rely on these to maintain contact with you and keep you informed of NADC activities.

Please contact the NADC administrative officer Linda at for membership enquiries. Thank you.
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