Projects Chronic IllnessPublic & Preventative Health

2017 Review of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Product Schedule

Projects Chronic IllnessPublic & Preventative Health

2017 Review of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Product Schedule

Projects Chronic IllnessPublic & Preventative Health

2017 Review of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Product Schedule

  • Services

    Evaluation & Advisory

  • Status

    Current

  • Client

    Australian Government Department of Health

  • Jurisdiction

    Australia

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) delivers diabetes-related products at subsidised prices and provides information and support services to people with diabetes.

On behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health, AHA has been engaged to update its previous 2012 review of the NDSS Product Schedule. Both reviews examined the appropriateness and currency of diabetes-related products on the schedule list, in terms of best practice stock management and ways to reduce wastage.

AHA’s 2017 review includes:

  • Analysis of current product usage by NDSS registrants to identify supply volumes, trends and relationships
  • Assessment of opportunities for tendering out the supply of NDSS products, including investigation of New Zealand’s experience
  • Expert reference group and MESAC consultation
  • Industry consultation
  • Recommendations regarding:
    • Product Schedule changes
    • Future product listing and delisting processes.
The NDSS provides support for people with diabetes including providing access to subsidised products, such as blood glucose test strips and sharps, to over 700,000 people.