Friday 15th June
Our project: Improving access & timely referral to community podiatry and the multi-disciplinary footcare team
The main objectives of these projects are:
- A foot protection service that ensures patients & healthcare providers are able to quickly and accurately identify risk, refer appropriately & be seen by community podiatrists in a timely manner
- A multi-disciplinary footcare service that meets NICE (NG19) guidance and implements the recommendations of the Foot Peer Review
NEW! Link Diabetes Podiatrists
In May we introduced our new Link Diabetes Podiatrists.
|Bideford Medical Centre|
Northam Medical Centre
Rosie Hitchcock/Dianne Lathbury
|Litchdon Medical Centre|
Brannam Medical Centre
Queens Medical Centre
Fremington Medical Centre
Jackie White/Becky Brown
South Molton Medical Centre
|Holsworthy Medical Centre|
Torrington Health Centre
Castle Gardens Surgery
Blake House Surgery
Beech House Shebbear Surgery
Samantha Barnbrook/ Chris Cameron
|Caen Medical Centre|
|Wallingbrook Health Centre||Kara Thorne|
Your link diabetes podiatrists are your main point of contact around diabetes footcare, and their role will include providing advice, supporting practice based diabetes footcare training and where necessary shared visits for more complex patients where there may be a concern.
All link diabetes podiatrists can be contacted on 01271 371763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Think Feet Happy Feet
On completion of a foot review and determination of a risk level please follow the Diabetes Foot Care Pathway.
For anything urgent please refer to MDFT (Mon-Fri)
Phone: 01271 322424 or Email: email@example.com
Or contact (incl out of hours) Vascular on call via Musgrove Park Hospital 01823 333444
Do you know about FRAME training?
Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME)
The Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME) is a free e-learning resource that aims to provide an interactive way of learning by using animations and case scenarios. It is a standardised way for multiple health care providers who treat patients with diabetes to carry out an appropriate foot screening. Health care providers will be able to then identify what risk level the patient is. The risk level should be used to identify the correct pathway for the patients’ onward care.
On completion of these resources you should have a working knowledge of foot problems in diabetes, be aware of the importance of foot screening and how to carry this out.
Did you know?
You can refer all patients diagnosed with diabetes to the Podiatry service regardless of the foot risk assessment level?
Patients can also self refer into the Podiatry service by completing an application form available here.
We have a selection of NDHT diabetes foot care leaflets here.