Quality standard

Update information

Update information

August 2016: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2011 were replaced.

Statements are marked as [new 2016] or [2011, updated 2016]:

  • [new 2016] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement

  • [2011, updated 2016] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2011 quality standard and has been updated.

Statements numbered 1, 10, 11 and 13 in the previous version have been updated and included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2011, updated 2016] (statement 1 from the 2011 standard has been updated into 2 statements in the 2016 standard [statements 2 and 3]).

Statements from the previous version (numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14 and 15) that may still be useful at a local level are listed in the quality statements section.

Minor changes since publication

July 2021: This quality standard has been updated to ensure alignment with the NICE guideline on type 1 diabetes in adults. Source guidance references have been updated for statements 3 and 7. Data sources and references have been updated throughout. Information about the source of the timeframe in statement 4 has been added.

August 2015: This quality standard has been updated to ensure alignment with updates to NICE's guidelines on diabetes. In statement 4 on HbA1c targets, the specific target was removed from the statement to allow different HbA1c targets to be agreed based on individual circumstances. Definitions for statement 10 on regular foot review were updated. Statement 11 on urgent foot care was replaced by 2 statements to address the 2 levels of urgency highlighted in the updated guideline.