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".