Reference 2017-216

REF:            2017-216

Subject:        Foot protection team

    

 

Request:

  1. Does your trust operate a foot protection service, as recommended by NICE guideline NG19 on ‘Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management’?
    2. If the answer to Q1 is yes, please state the number of podiatrists and orthotists employed within this service.
    3. If the answer to Q1 is yes, is this service led by a podiatrist with specialist training in diabetic foot problems, as recommended by NICE guideline NG19 on ‘Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management’?
    3. If the answer to Q1 is no, please provide a reason for this.

 

Response:

Does your trust operate a foot protection service, as recommended by NICE guideline NG19 on ‘Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management’? Yes
2. If the answer to Q1 is yes, please state the number of podiatrists and orthotists employed within this service. For General Podiatry + Biomechanics this was:

 

2013/14: 30.4 WTE / 38 staff headcount

2014/15: 29.65 WTE / 37 staff headcount

2015/16: 29.86 WTE / 37 headcount

2016/17 : 29.86 WTE / 37 headcount

 

Diabetes podiatry

Year Funded WTE Headcount
13/14 3.26 3.26 6
14/15 3.26 3.26 6
15/16 3.26 3.02 5
16/17 4.02 4.02 6
If the answer to Q1 is yes, is this service led by a podiatrist with specialist training in
diabetic foot problems, as recommended by NICE guideline NG19 on ‘Diabetic foot
problems: prevention and management’?
We do follow the NICE guidelines
If the answer to Q1 is no, please provide a reason for this. N/A