Healthcare commissioners have been urged to prioritise diabetic footcare following the release of an online commissioner’s guide.
The College of Podiatry has launched the document that exposes – in detail – the comparative rates of amputations across England and is calling on commissioners to take action and help end the 'postcode lottery' of avoidable amputations.
On a daily basis there are 23 people with diabetes in England who will have a toe, foot or leg amputated. It is thought improving the way diabetic foot health is commissioned and delivered, around half of all diabetes-related amputations could be avoided.
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