Footcare

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...

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...

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...