Foot care Friday

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
Wooda Practice
Hartland Surgery
 

Rosie Hitchcock/Dianne Lathbury

 

Litchdon Medical Centre
Brannam Medical Centre
Queens Medical Centre
Fremington Medical Centre
 

Jackie White/Becky Brown

 

Lynton
South Molton Medical Centre
Combe Coastal
 

Erica King

Holsworthy Medical Centre
Torrington Health Centre
Castle Gardens Surgery
Bradworthy Surgery
Blake House Surgery
Beech House Shebbear Surgery
 

 

Samantha Barnbrook/ Chris Cameron

Caen Medical Centre

 

Amy Heywood
Wallingbrook Health CentreKara 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 ndht.diabeteshotfoot@nhs.net

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: ndht.diabeteshotfoot@nhs.net

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.

http://www.diabetesframe.org/

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.

Patient information

We have a selection of NDHT diabetes foot care leaflets here.

#TalkAboutDiabetes

 

Last updated: June 13, 2018