Launch Of The ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre Audit

Author: 
Emma Wilmot, Insulin Pump Network Chair
Date of the announcement: 
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit and would like to invite you to take part. This audit is ABCD’s first of a device rather than a pharmaceutical agent, but nevertheless the principles remain the same.

We aim to collect data collected during routine clinical practice to get a real world view of this new technology to complement the findings from clinical research.  The audit is not confined to ABCD members, and indeed we invite all healthcare professional seeing patients using FreeStyle Libre to join. The data will be collected on N3 – the current version of NHS net, where all patients’ clinical data is held.
 
The audit is being launched in advance of the on-line clinical tool which will hold the data for analysis. It is being launched now, in advance of this, so that we can all start collecting data now on paper forms which will match the on-line tool exactly. 
 
Click here to download first visit data entry form
Click here to download follow up visit data entry form

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ENTERING SOMEONE INTO THE AUDIT WHO HAS ALREADY STARTED FREESTYLE LIBRE PLEASE FILL IN BOTH FORMS THE FIRST TIME YOU COLLECT DATA FOR THEM - ONE FORM TO COLLECT DATA RELATING TO PRE LIBRE USE AND ONE TO COLLECT DATA RELATING TO THE TIME DURING LIBRE USE
 
The on-line tool for the audit will have a very easy to use sophisticated data analysis tool making it quick and easy to analyse your own local audit data.  An ideal project for SpR, DSN or medical student if you do not have time yourself.  As usual, the anonymised data will also be available for national analysis.
 
A web page for the audit is currently being created and when this is live it can be accessed through ABCD audits on n3

FreeStyle Libre data from Children will be included in the audit thanks to a collaboration between ABCD and the Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC)
 
ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE AUDIT WILL BE LISTED ON PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS ETC – EXACTLY AS HAS OCCURRED IN OUR PREVOUS AUDITS.

With best wishes on behalf of ABCD:

Prof Thozhukat Sathyapalan
Dr Emma Wilmot
Dr Chris Walton
Dr Bob Ryder