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Footcare experts promote self-management in webinar

The importance of foot assessments and good self-management dominated a recent webinar held by the English Diabetes Footcare Network (EDFN) which is now freely available on YouTube. ‘How to avoid foot...

GIRFT report urges hospitals to introduce multi-disciplinary footcare services

Hospitals are being urged to introduce specialist multi-disciplinary footcare services (MDFS), in a bid to reduce ulceration and amputation rates.  The Diabetes GIRFT Programme National Specialty Repo...

Avoiding foot complications webinar set to take place  

People with diabetes and healthcare professionals have the opportunity to attend a webinar about avoiding diabetes-related foot complications. ‘How to avoid foot complications and stay healthy’ is bei...

Network Chair encourages progress measurement among footcare teams

All diabetes wound care services must “self-benchmark” their work so they can measure progress, learn from outcomes and continuously look to improve care, the Chair of the English Diabetes Footcare Ne...

All footcare teams urged to take part in national audit

Diabetic footcare teams are being urged to “record and measure” clinical outcomes as part of the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) of England and Wales. In an editorial published in...

National Diabetes Footcare Audit meeting announced

A South East Diabetes Foot Network Teams Meeting has been set up to discuss the National Diabetes Footcare Audit. The online event, which will feature Professor William Jeffcoate and Audit Manager Jul...

Commissioning toolkit launches to improve diabetic footcare

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are being urged to make diabetic footcare a major priority across England.   The College of Podiatry has published a commissioning toolkit to help encourage change...

COVID-19 led to surge in diabetic foot amputations in Italy

The COVID-19 lockdown had a “detrimental impact” on diabetic foot ulceration (DFUs) in Italy, according to researchers there. A newly published study has shown that amputation rates significantly incr...

NDFA report publishes footcare case studies

The aims, interventions tested, lessons learnt, results and conclusions of the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) Quality Improvement Collaborative have been published in a new report.  In 2018 ...

Diabetes UK launches campaign to prevent amputations during the pandemic

Diabetes UK is urging people with diabetes to look after their feet during lockdown and to seek medical help urgently if they notice anything unusual. People with diabetes are at increased risk of dev...