Implementing the NICE Guidance & updated Quality Standard on Diabetic Foot Problems Prevention and Management
Friday 6 October 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit released in March 2017 found; “More than 60,000 people with diabetes in England are thought to have foot ulcers at any given time. In 2014-15 the annual cost of diabetic foot disease to the NHS in England was estimated at £1 billion, in addition to the personal/social costs of reduced mobility and sickness absence. Only around half of people with diabetes who have had a diabetic foot ulcer survive for 5 years. Only half of patients with diabetes who have had an amputation survive for 2 years.”
The audit also found that nationally recommended care structures in place for the management of diabetic foot disease are often not in place and “the basic framework for effective prevention and management of diabetic foot disease often seems to be missing”.
This CPD certified conference will give timely national updates along with practical tips and advice for implementing learning from the Audit findings along with national guidance for preventing and managing diabetic foot problems. This will include a presentation from Professor William Jeffcoate, Steering Group Chair for the National Diabetes Footcare Audit, and Consultant Diabetologist at Nottingham City Hospital who will look at ensuring referral and treatment complies with national recommended guidance, identifying patient and ulcer characteristics, and factors that predict healing, and improving patient outcomes.
“More than 135 people with diabetes have a leg, foot or toe amputated each week. This is shocking, especially as four out of five of these amputations are preventable.” Diabetes UK
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