Footcare

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...

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...

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