< January 2018

Diabetic Foot Screening workshops - is there a Norfolk demand?

The care workforce are in a fantastic position to inspect and implement (or assist with) everyday foot care for people living with diabetes, as well as potentially spot foot problems which can then be promptly dealt with. If appropriately trained, they can also carry out a diabetic foot assessment for people unable to attend an annual diabetic review at their surgery.

NICE recommends that people living with diabetes receive a diabetic foot assessment on diagnosis and at least annually thereafter.  There are guidelines for the care of people living with diabetes in care homes and the Care Quality Commission, in its guidance to inspectors, has laid out the elements of good diabetes care; one of which is "a risk-calculation and assessment tool for diabetes foot disease - use of such a tool by suitably strained staff can reduce unnecessary amputations".

N&SCS endorsed training provider DUET diabetes currently offer a “Hands on Feet” Diabetic Foot Screening workshop - click here to view details on their workshops page.  A number of these workshops have been scheduled at two locations in Suffolk but they would also like to offer this training across Norfolk if there is a demand  from the county's care providers – please contact Lynne Reedman for more information or to register your interest: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Noroflk Care Awards Skills for Care Accolades DFN Matrix