Specialist Podiatrist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Angela’s aim as one of our Clinical Champions, will be to work with primary care so they are able to give people with diabetes the right level of support and information regarding their feet as close to diagnosis as possible.
This will include ongoing annual support in a variety of mediums as requested by her area's patient work groups and in line with the local and national diabetes agenda.
Angela qualified as a podiatrist 2010 and has since been working in a range of community and hospital settings with people who have diabetes. Her clinical skills include wound care for the high risk foot and orthotic provision for musculoskeletal pathologies. She is the Continual Service Improvement through Information Technology Coordinator for her team, working at a national and local level to improve communication between health care settings.
Angela intends to continue the work she has started in Podiatry to change the level of educational and health care support people with diabetes receive about their feet.
She believes working collaboratively with patients, to increase their knowledge and confidence to identify diabetic foot disease risks, will lead to a person who is more engaged and activated in managing their own foot health. The STANCE project, which emphasises “Healthy me, my healthy feet”, aims to encourage people with diabetes to manage their diabetes and therefore their risk of foot disease. This involves how to care for their feet, how and where to get help in a timely manner when they need support and advice.