The Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) collection on the NHS Evidence Database provides users and decision makers in the NHS with practical case studies that address the quality and productivity challenge in health and social care. All examples submitted are evaluated by NICE. Case studies are evaluated based on quality improvements, savings, evidence and implementation and are peer reviewed, with the top scoring (10%) case studies being recommended. 

The DAFNE programme has been included as a QIPP case study since the database was launched in 2009. A recent update and review of the DAFNE case study by NICE has seen the programme retain it’s place on this database, demonstrating efficiency savings, estimated at £48 million per year nationally or £93,133 per 100,000 population, and improvements in quality. In addition the updated DAFNE case study has achieved recommended status.

The case study can be viewed on; or alternatively to see the case study online, visit and click ‘what’s new’ and search the QIPP content by entering Type 1 diabetes in the search bar .

Last Updated: 30/01/2013