The care of people with diabetes is improving, with more people having the key tests and measurements they need to help keep their diabetes under control, says a report carried out on behalf of the Healthcare Commission by the Information Centre for health and social care.
The National Diabetes Audit, published today, is an ongoing audit designed to monitor care and assure consistent quality in services for people with diabetes across the country.
The 2005/2006 audit shows the number of people having all the recommended key tests and measurements is increasing each year, but there is still room for improvement.
The report shows that young people and the elderly are not getting the care they need, which can have serious consequences for the control of their diabetes.
The full National Diabetes Audit, executive summary, abridged report and paediatric report are available on the Information Centre website at http://www.ic.nhs.uk/our-services/improving-patient-care/the-national-clinical-audit-support-programme-ncasp/audit-reports/diabetes.