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New framework to improve care for patients with diabetic foot disease published

A new framework to help improve patient care including avoiding unnecessary amputations and deaths in people with diabetic foot disease has been published.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/05/diabetic-foot-disease/

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/What-we-say/Specialist-care-for-children-and-adults-and-complications/Operational-Delivery-of-the-Multi-Disciplinary-Care-Pathway-for-Diabetic-Foot-Problems/

“If we can ensure patients with diabetes have the appropriate, high quality care they deserve across the country then we can prevent amputations,..There are several steps we can take to ensure this happens, one of which is to ensure that those presenting with active diabetic foot disease have rapid access to a multidisciplinary diabetic foot service. Higher mortality rates are thought to be related to heart disease and therefore we also need to ensure the all-round health of the patient is cared for, including addressing their overall cardiovascular disease risk.” Professor Jonathan Valabhji, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity

Related event:

Implementing the New NICE Guidance & updated Quality Standard on Diabetic Foot Problems: Prevention and Management
Friday 1 July 
Hallam Conference Centre, London


10 May 2016

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