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Special guest Chair booked for the first EDFN conference

Emma Hardy, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, has been confirmed as a guest Chair at the first English Diabetes Footcare Network (EDFN) National Conference. As well as her constitute c...

Professors Jonathan Valabhji OBE and Gerry Rayman MBE confirmed for conference

Professors Jonathan Valabhji OBE and Gerry Rayman MBE have been unveiled as the keynote speakers at the first English Diabetes Footcare Network (EDFN) National Conference. Professor Valabhji, NHS Engl...

Foot expert discusses how GIRFT report has impacted variation of care

A top foot expert has been discussing how the GIRFT report has helped to improve inpatient care and avoid variation of care. Graham Bowen, clinical lead for podiatry at Solent NHS Trust, recently took...

Consultation begins for National Wound Care Capabilities Framework draft

A draft version of the National Wound Care Capabilities Framework for England has been published and healthcare professionals are being urged to provide their thoughts on the document.  The Framework ...

Footcare abstracts required for forthcoming EDFN National Conference

Healthcare professionals with unique foot-related research, audits and innovations are being asked to submit their work so it can be included as part of the inaugural English Diabetes Footcare Network...

Date of EDFN’s first national conference is unveiled

The date of the very first English Diabetes Footcare Network (EFDN) National Conference has been announced. The online event will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021 between 1pm and 5pm. The aim of the...

EDFN calls for foot data from first COVID-19 wave

Podiatry teams are being encouraged to submit data to see how the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the health of people with diabetes and inpatient multidisciplinary foot teams (MDFT) work...

Referral tool published to help teams recognise foot problem warning signs

A series of recommendations to improve foot care and education, and to reduce the number of major amputations in people with diabetes have been put forward. The position paper has been drafted by the ...

Foot disease cases surge as people fear hospitals during COVID-19

Healthcare professionals have reported a worrying surge in cases of people presenting with advanced foot disease at hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least one diabetes related amputation occ...