Improving Diabetic Foot Care: A Guide for Commissioners
This website was commissioned by the College of Podiatry and Health Education England, and supported by an educational grant from Mölnlycke Health Care. It was created by Insight Health Improvement Ltd.
The purpose of the website is to support commissioners in England to improve services for diabetic foot disease. It provides information on:
the impact of diabetic ulcers and amputations on patients' lives and on NHS costs
the potential for improved care to transform lives and reduce NHS expenditure
what good care looks like and how to commission it.
The website includes case studies, and interviews with commissioners and clinicians from around the country who have transformed their services. They share their experience of the challenges they faced, the solutions they found, and the impact of improved services on outcomes and costs in their areas.
Paul Chadwick is the National Clinical Director of the College of Podiatry
The College of Podiatry is the professional association and trade union for registered podiatrists in the United Kingdom. It promotes guidelines and standards of practice that are evidence based, ensuring patient safety and clinical effectiveness. It campaigns to raise awareness among the general public and Government that good foot health is essential to quality of life and that podiatry is a key component in preventive medicine.
Health Education England (HEE) supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.
Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We’re here to advance performance in healthcare across the world, and we aspire to equip everybody in healthcare with solutions to achieve the best outcomes. We collaborate with customers to understand their needs. We design and supply medical solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the operating room to the home.
Insight Health Improvement Ltd. uses rigorous economic analysis and detailed examination of clinical evidence to identify opportunities for improvements in patient outcomes and NHS productivity, and to support NHS organisations in delivering those improvements. This website was created by Marion Kerr, Senior Health Economist and expert on the economics of diabetic foot care, and Daisy Wild, Senior Operational Researcher and toolkit developer.
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