Implementing the New NICE Guidance & updated Quality Standard on Diabetic Foot Problems
Today's conference focuses on improving practice in the prevention and management of diabetic foot problems including implementing the 2015 updated NICE guideline and Quality Standard, and the implementation of the May 2016 operational framework to improve care for patients with diabetic foot disease. Through national updates, extended focus sessions and practical case studies the conference updates delegates on best practice in improving the care of patients with and at risk of diabetic foot problems.
With an opening welcome from Professor Jonathan Valabhji National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes NHS England, the conference is chaired by Dr Gerry Rayman Consultant Physician & Head of Service,The Diabetes & Endocrine Centre and Diabetes Foot Clinic & Research Unit, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust & Member, Guideline Development Group, Diabetic foot problems, NICE.
Professor Valabhji delivers important updates from NHS England. Download Professor Valabhji's full presentation here
Professor Jonathan Valabhji's biography:
Professor Jonathan Valabhji is National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes at NHS England. He is a Consultant Diabetologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in West London and so remains highly active at the clinical coalface. The published clinical outcomes from his Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Service at the Trust are comparable to the best centres internationally. He is Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London, with a current research focus on diabetic foot disease as well as on diabetes population level health, and past publications on cardiovascular disease in diabetes. He is a committee member of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists. As National Clinical Director, he is currently providing clinical leadership around a number of national initiatives, including the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, a collaboration between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK that aims to cause England to be the first country to implement at scale a national evidence-based Type 2 diabetes prevention programme.
Dr Rayman delivers a presentation on implementing the updated NICE guidance on the Diabetic Foot, looking at practicalities and challenges for implementation, the new guidance and quality standard: what has changed?, how can we ensure care within 24 hours of a person with diabetic foot problems being admitted to hospital, or the detection of diabetic foot problems, implementation in practice: our experience in Ipswich, is it possible to eliminate avoidable amputations? and should we be looking at the zero tolerance approach that has worked for infection and pressure ulcers?
Dr Rayman comments "The guidance was to try and see if we can influence the variations we see....... a lot if going on within various regions and I know some are making good progress."
1 July 2016