Journal articlesAn action plan for the inpatient management of diabetic foot disease in line with ‘Feet First’

An action plan for the inpatient management of diabetic foot disease in line with ‘Feet First’

01/11/11 | Diabetic foot ulcers, Education, Research | Paul Chadwick

Diabetic foot complications are the commonest cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputation in the UK. To help prevent unnecessary amputations, in June 2009, the Diabetes UK specialist foot care working services group produced a report issuing guidance to enable proper management of acute onset, or deteriorating, disease of the diabetic foot in the secondary care setting. This article summarises the results of a baseline audit, and describes the actions taken to address the weaknesses within the systems of care to improve the outcomes for this group of patients.