NDSS

The NDSS team is recruiting 2 project managers.

If you are interested, find out more here. Applications close 22 August 2021.

What is NDSS?

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government that commenced in 1987 and is administered by Diabetes Australia.

The NDSS aims to enhance the capacity of people with diabetes to understand and self-manage their life with diabetes and access services, support and subsidised diabetes products. There is a wide array of subsidised products and services for people living with diabetes available to NDSS registrants.

It is important CDEs are knowledgeable about the NDSS and the services offered. In their role, CDEs may support people with diabetes register with the NDSS. CDEs should refer to the NDSS Privacy Policy for all matters regarding collection of personal information through the NDSS.  Please note the ADEA privacy policy applies to member’s interactions with ADEA.

To learn more about the NDSS go to the website ndss.com.au.

Other key NDSS websites:

ADEA as a Health Professional Agent for NDSS

ADEA is a Health Professional Agent of the NDSS. This means ADEA receives funds from the NDSS to deliver identified projects for the benefit of health professionals serving people living with diabetes and ultimately, people living with diabetes.

In addition to discreet projects, ADEA and ADS maintain the Medical, Education and Scientific Advisory Council (MESAC). This council reviews all resources developed for the NDSS and provides strategic advice on medical, educational, and scientific matters.

The Australian Diabetes Society is the other Health Professional Agent of the NDSS.

All projects and resources featured below are resources developed by ADEA with funding from NDSS.

Current projects

The National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers & Health Practitioners research 

The purpose of this project is to establish a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the diabetes related education available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners to inform recommendations for future actions to support these professionals develop knowledge and skills to build capacity in a key component of the diabetes workforce.

Diabetes workforce data analysis

The purpose of this project is to provide an up to date picture of the diabetes workforce, with a focus on the characteristics of the CDE and endocrinologist/ diabetologist workforce and how they service people with diabetes.

As these projects progress, resources will become available on this website.

Past projects

Diabetes & Intellectual Disability (ID)

Review of Diabetes Management and Planning During Disasters

Between 2013 – 2017, a project to develop resources to support people living with diabetes in the event of a natural disaster or emergency was implemented. The outcome of this project was the development of resources to address the needs of people with diabetes, health professionals and emergency services. The aim of these resources was to provide information on managing diabetes and other chronic diseases to during and after a natural disaster or emergency.

The suite of resources developed included:

In 2020 a review of the above disaster management resources was conducted. The review was multifaceted and included feedback the original expert reference group, responses to a broad call for submissions from emergency service providers, disaster relief providers and local councils and feedback received from the online learning modules evaluation survey. A report from this review was produced and the resources were updated based on this. The update of the resources included:

The updated disaster management resources are now available at ndss.com.au.

You can access the online learning modules on the ADEA LMS here.

Review of Australian CDEs and Prescribing of Insulin and Glucose Lowering Agents

This project has been deferred until broader Scope of Practice review is conducted by ADEA.

Clinical Guiding Principles for Sick Day Management of Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes in School Program -ADEA was a key partner in the Diabetes in Schools Program. ADEA developed the tier three face to face training component of the program.

Person-Centred Care – developed several person-centred and health literacy resources including a person-centred care toolkit and guide on improving health literacy for people with diabetes

Diabetes in Aged Care Online Training modules – for Credentialled Diabetes Educators, nurses, and aged care workers, available on the ADEA Learning Management System

Clinical and professional Framework for the Management of CSII and CGMs

Information sheets

Information sheets can be accessed on the NDSS website here: ndss.com.au/health-professionals/resources/.

It is our aim to review all resources every two years for currency and relevance. ADEA will regularly promote any review occurring through the members newsletter, via social media and on this page. If you would like to contribute to the review process please contact ndss@adea.com.au. Some resources will be retired as they become superseded by newer resources.

If you would like to find out more about the NDSS team and any of the projects above please contact ndss@adea.com.au or call 02 6287 4822.

Conflict of interest policy statement

ADEA may from time to time receive sponsorship and/or educational grants from suppliers of diabetes products or medicines in support of diabetes consumer awareness raising, educational activities for health professionals, conferences and meetings, and other activities. Where the third party supplier is a current or prospective supplier of products or medicines included (or which could be proposed for inclusion) on the NDSS Product Schedule, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) or other similar scheme accessed by persons with diabetes that is funded (in whole or in part) by the Commonwealth, ADEA provides this assurance that no third party supplier is entitled to, nor will receive, any advantage in terms of the provision of Commonwealth-subsidised diabetes products or medicines to people with diabetes or the provision of Scheme information to people with diabetes or health professionals.

 

NDSS

The NDSS team is recruiting 2 project managers.

  • Based in Canberra, ACT
  • $65K – $75K plus 10% super + PBI salary sacrificing
  • Make a difference actively improving outcomes for people living with diabetes.
  • Work in a dynamic team to support and enable our important workforce of Credentialled Diabetes Educators.
  • Positively influence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners to provide diabetes care.
  • Full time contract & Part time contract (22.8 hours per week)

If you are interested, find out more here. Applications close 22 August 2021.

What is NDSS?

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government that commenced in 1987 and is administered by Diabetes Australia.

The NDSS aims to enhance the capacity of people with diabetes to understand and self-manage their life with diabetes and access services, support and subsidised diabetes products. There is a wide array of subsidised products and services for people living with diabetes available to NDSS registrants.

It is important CDEs are knowledgeable about the NDSS and the services offered. In their role, CDEs may support people with diabetes register with the NDSS. CDEs should refer to the NDSS Privacy Policy for all matters regarding collection of personal information through the NDSS.  Please note the ADEA privacy policy applies to member’s interactions with ADEA.

To learn more about the NDSS go to the website ndss.com.au.

Other key NDSS websites:

ADEA as a Health Professional Agent for NDSS

ADEA is a Health Professional Agent of the NDSS. This means ADEA receives funds from the NDSS to deliver identified projects for the benefit of health professionals serving people living with diabetes and ultimately, people living with diabetes.

In addition to discreet projects, ADEA and ADS maintain the Medical, Education and Scientific Advisory Council (MESAC). This council reviews all resources developed for the NDSS and provides strategic advice on medical, educational, and scientific matters.

The Australian Diabetes Society is the other Health Professional Agent of the NDSS.

All projects and resources featured below are resources developed by ADEA with funding from NDSS.

Current projects

The National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers & Health Practitioners research 

The purpose of this project is to establish a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the diabetes related education available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners to inform recommendations for future actions to support these professionals develop knowledge and skills to build capacity in a key component of the diabetes workforce.

Diabetes workforce data analysis

The purpose of this project is to provide an up to date picture of the diabetes workforce, with a focus on the characteristics of the CDE and endocrinologist/ diabetologist workforce and how they service people with diabetes.

As these projects progress, resources will become available on this website.

Past projects

Diabetes & Intellectual Disability (ID)

Review of Diabetes Management and Planning During Disasters

Between 2013 – 2017, a project to develop resources to support people living with diabetes in the event of a natural disaster or emergency was implemented. The outcome of this project was the development of resources to address the needs of people with diabetes, health professionals and emergency services. The aim of these resources was to provide information on managing diabetes and other chronic diseases to during and after a natural disaster or emergency.

The suite of resources developed included:

  • Managing your diabetes in an emergency flyer.
  • Make a plan. Managing your diabetes in an emergency A3 poster.
  • My diabetes emergency plan (also available in Arabic, Chines simplified, Chinese traditional, Vietnamese and Turkish).
  • A handbook titled: ‘The needs of people with diabetes and other chronic conditions in natural disasters – A guide for local councils, emergency services and the not-for-profit sector’.
  • Online learning modules for health professionals to education on how natural disasters and emergencies effect people living with diabetes and how to prepare for a natural disaster or emergency.

In 2020 a review of the above disaster management resources was conducted. The review was multifaceted and included feedback the original expert reference group, responses to a broad call for submissions from emergency service providers, disaster relief providers and local councils and feedback received from the online learning modules evaluation survey. A report from this review was produced and the resources were updated based on this. The update of the resources included:

  • minor content/language edits and design changes
  • updating of links and references
  • identification of any major changes required
  • updating links on NDSS website and ADEA website.

The updated disaster management resources are now available at ndss.com.au.

You can access the online learning modules on the ADEA LMS here.

Review of Australian CDEs and Prescribing of Insulin and Glucose Lowering Agents

This project has been deferred until broader Scope of Practice review is conducted by ADEA.

Clinical Guiding Principles for Sick Day Management of Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes in School Program -ADEA was a key partner in the Diabetes in Schools Program. ADEA developed the tier three face to face training component of the program.

Person-Centred Care – developed several person-centred and health literacy resources including a person-centred care toolkit and guide on improving health literacy for people with diabetes

Diabetes in Aged Care Online Training modules – for Credentialled Diabetes Educators, nurses, and aged care workers, available on the ADEA Learning Management System

Clinical and professional Framework for the Management of CSII and CGMs

Information sheets

  • Australian CDEs and Prescribing of Insulin and Glucose Lowering Agents Scoping Paper
  • Capillary Blood Lancing Devices in Healthcare Settings
  • Understanding HbA1c Measurements and reports
  • Use of Blood Glucose Meters
  • Improving health literacy for people with diabetes
  • Person centred care for people with diabetes

Information sheets can be accessed on the NDSS website here: ndss.com.au/health-professionals/resources/.

It is our aim to review all resources every two years for currency and relevance. ADEA will regularly promote any review occurring through the members newsletter, via social media and on this page. If you would like to contribute to the review process please contact ndss@adea.com.au. Some resources will be retired as they become superseded by newer resources.

If you would like to find out more about the NDSS team and any of the projects above please contact ndss@adea.com.au or call 02 6287 4822.

Conflict of interest policy statement

ADEA may from time to time receive sponsorship and/or educational grants from suppliers of diabetes products or medicines in support of diabetes consumer awareness raising, educational activities for health professionals, conferences and meetings, and other activities. Where the third party supplier is a current or prospective supplier of products or medicines included (or which could be proposed for inclusion) on the NDSS Product Schedule, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) or other similar scheme accessed by persons with diabetes that is funded (in whole or in part) by the Commonwealth, ADEA provides this assurance that no third party supplier is entitled to, nor will receive, any advantage in terms of the provision of Commonwealth-subsidised diabetes products or medicines to people with diabetes or the provision of Scheme information to people with diabetes or health professionals.