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Improving your clinical practice - Feet

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Did you know that diabetes-related complications worldwide result in a lower limb amputation every 30 seconds? People with diabetes are estimated to be up to 30 times more likely to have an amputation than those in the general population and the majority of diabetes related amputations are caused by a foot ulcer failing to heal. These are some of the reasons we launched the Putting Feet First campaign and want to work with you to help bring these amputation rates down.

We are working to make sure that an integrated footcare pathway is in place in every area of the UK.

Resources to improve local footcare services:

Resources to improve your clinical skills:

Leaflets to use in your consultations:

  • Diabetes and looking after your feet is a comprehensive guide to looking after your feet for all people with diabetes, as well as giving tips on what to expect at their annual foot check.

See our position statements and care recommendations to influence delivery of care in your area (including service redesign).

Are you working locally to improve foot care services for people with diabetes? We would love to hear from you. Contact us at

Resources to use around your practice:

  • Diabetes and looking after your feet slides are useful to display on the screen of your surgery's waiting rooms to prompt people living with diabetes to ensure they attend their annual foot check. They also provide information on our 'Diabetes and looking after your feet' leaflets and how people can contact us to order them.
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