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Podiatrists face ongoing prescribing limitations, research shows

A new paper reviewing a podiatrist’s rights and limitations to independent prescribing over the last 10 years has been published. Gaining independent prescribing rights was a significant milestone whi...

Research project seeks people with diabetes who experience nerve pain

People with diabetes who experience nerve pains, and osteopaths who have worked with such patients, are invited to take part in the development of a manual/physical therapy-based intervention for peop...

Shortage of podiatrists prompts fears of ‘tsunami’ in diabetic footcare and amputation rates

Investment in podiatry is urgently needed if diabetic footcare is to survive the “tsunami” caused by the perfect storm of a declining workforce and increasing rates of diabetes, experts have said. Del...

Hot topics covered at EDFN’s national conference

Lower limb care took centre stage as the EDFN held its second national conference, with delegates hearing from a host of experts in diabetic footcare. The online conference saw specialists share best ...

Learning from claims: Forum to explore themes of lower limb clinical negligence claims

An upcoming forum will provide an overview of a report which examines clinical negligence claims involving patients who have diabetes and a lower limb complication. NHS Resolution is due to publish it...

Date unveiled for King’s Charcot Foot Reconstruction Symposium 2022

A prominent diabetic foot clinic has announced the date of its forthcoming annual symposium.  The King’s Diabetic Foot Clinic has opened registration for this years’ meeting, which will be held over t...

Role of the podiatrist in amputation prevention under the microscope at EDFN conference

A vascular nurse consultant and consultant diabetologist will explore the value of podiatrists within multidisciplinary teams at this year’s EDFN conference on April 29. Dr Leanne Atkin, from the Mid ...

Latest EDFN podcast delves deeper into award-winning ACT NOW programme

An ambitious programme aimed at dramatically reducing amputations is the focus of the latest EDFN podcast. Jayne Robbie, a Senior Podiatrist at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust...

Speaker session: Implementing NWCSP guidelines into a community podiatry service

Advanced Podiatrist Ruth Woods will share the process of implementing the National Wound Care Strategy Programme’s recommendations for care in a community-based podiatry service at the EDFN’s national...

Conference speaker to cover how health inequalities are being tackled

The factors that lead to health inequalities and what is being done to address them is one of the topics being explored at the EDFN’s upcoming national conference. Speaker Nure Alam, Specialist Podiat...

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