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CARMS e-bulletin

Issue 15 - Winter 2017
The quarterly bulletin from the Clinical Audits and Registries Management Service (CARMS)
National Audit highlights 'practical difficulties' for pregnant women with diabetes
NHS Digital's National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit Annual Report 2016, has revealed that 1 in 12 women are achieving all three key recommended pre-pregnancy health measures.

Following the publication, Diabetes UK called for an urgent, joined-up approach to drastically improve preconception, maternity and antenatal services for women living with diabetes.

Diabetes UK works with NHS Digital on the audit.
National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension (NAPH) publishes centre-level results
For the first time the NAPH 8th Annual Report has published centre-level results against agreed professional standards.

"The specialist pulmonary hypertension centres in the UK are the envy of the world," explains Iain Armstrong, Chair of PHA UK. "It's important that they are regularly audited to ensure they maintain the high standards they are famous for.

"As a patient organisation, we welcome the findings of this eights annual report and are looking forward to sharing the results with our members."

PHA UK works with NHS Digital on the audit. PHA UK recently published their latest Living with PH survey.
National Diabetes Footcare Audit (NDFA) patients linked to hospital admissions data for the first time
The NDFA Hospital Admissions Report found that the median length of hospital stay for major amputations was 25 days.

The report also includes analysis of hospital inpatient activity, such as: foot disease admissions, length of stay and amputation.
National Diabetes Audit
95 per cent of GP practices in England and Wales provided data to the NDA Core this summer. More detailed participation figures and top level findings for the 2016-17 audit period are now available.

This short report is published to give data back to services in a timely manner that can help drive improvements in the quality of diabetes care locally. A full report will be published in March 2018.
Diabetes Prevention Programme Pilot
The DPP Pilot Study published its findings on 20 October.

The NDA Core plans to include people with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia in future collections to allow important information about people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the uptake of the NHS DPP to be captured.

The pilot tested the proposed data items for collection within 22 practices in England.