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Closure of DCSS Audit of Primary Care - June 2018

Data collection for this service has closed

The Diabetes Care Support Service (DCSS) audit provided support to GP Practices across Auckland for over two decades from when it was established in the early 1990's by Professor David Simmons and others.  From it's original base at Middlemore Hospital the service moved into the Otara community and continued to develop and deliver across Auckland under the name of Diabetes Projects Trust.   The highly skilled DCSS auditors, over the years focused on helping many primary care providers to improve the care delivered to their patients with diabetes or at risk of diabetes, as well as collecting non-identifiable data for region wide planning, or sometimes specific datasets to meet a particular request. 

As of June 2018 Counties Manukau Health, who were the contract managers for much of the time the service was being delivered, reluctantly ceased providing funding.  Diabetes Projects Trust, has informed participating practices and stakeholders and closed the DCSS Audit.

Reprints of reports are available until June 2019.

We wish to offer our sincere thanks to all those who participated.   Whether they be patients, practice staff, or others such as contract and funding managers.  We also wish to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of our team past and present, the auditors collecting the information at practice level, the staff in the office entering and analysing data, and those who take the information back to the practice for the GP and their team to use.  Appreciation is also expressed to the DCSS Executive group who provided professional guidance and clinical oversight and continue as needed in consultation roles re usage of the data.

For any questions please contact Karen on 273 9650