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Jan 9

West Midlands Diabetes Footcare Network: Optimising Foot Care in People with Diabetes – Improving Outcomes, Reducing Admissions

January 9, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 1:30 pm

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Chaired by Dr Narasimha Murthy, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrine at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, and Sarah Hart Principal Lead Podiatrist Diabetes and Tissue Viability, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, the aims and objectives of this event are:

  • To link commissioners and providers together to open up conversations and joint working on diabetes foot care.
  • To network and facilitate discussions on how we can work together as a West Midlands team to reduce amputations and improve availability of Multi-Disciplinary Footcare Teams.
  • To share good practice and learning from others with the purpose of reducing inequality in services and reducing amputations.
  • To share local analysis of national diabetes foot care audit data and encourage discussions and practical actions to specifically target lower limb amputation variance.

The event will provide attendees with the broad policy context and the economic case for diabetic footcare and offer opportunities to engage with local case studies and examples of good practice.

Who is it for?

This free event is aimed at GPs, Practice Nurses, Dieticians, Trainee Doctors, Consultants, Podiatrists, Orthotists, Tissue Viability Nurses, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Commissioners, Community Pharmacists and any other healthcare professional working within diabetes foot care who has the enthusiasm to work collaboratively to improve services in the West Midlands.

Health professionals from the following areas are invited to attend: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Black Country, Birmingham and Solihull.

For further information contact:

Alice Twitchin, West Midlands Cardiovascular Clinical Network alice.twitchin@nhs.net 011382 48714

Venue and travel information

The event will be taking place at Walsall Football Club, Banks’s Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 4SA.

The Banks’s Stadium has 1000 free car parking spaces. The Sat nav postcode is WS1 4SA. The Banks’s Stadium is a short walk from Bescot Stadium train station.

Programme(Please note, this programme is subject to change)

09:15am Tea/Coffee and Registration

10.00am Welcome and setting the scene

10.15am East Midlands Foot Care Network – sharing experiences

Fran Game – Consultant Diabetologist and Clinical Director of R&D, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham.

10.45am Management of Diabetic Neuropathy

Abd Tahrani – NIHR Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

11.15am Off-loading of the diabetic foot

James Drew – Orthotist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

11.30am Refreshments

11.45am Moving towards 7 day working

Sarah Hart, Principal Lead Podiatrist Diabetes and Tissue Viability, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Natasha Lloyd Lucas, Commissioning Manager, South Warwickshire CCG.

12.00pm Diabetes Foot Care Peer Review Proposal

Vinod Patel, Clinical Director for Diabetes, West Midlands Clinical Network, NHS England

12.30pm Feedback, personal commitments, next steps

Narasimha Murthy and Sarah Hart

1.00pm Lunch and networking

(will include viewing of Foot Care videos recently launched by the West Midlands Clinical Network)


1.30pm Finish



Walsall Football Club
The Banks's Stadium Bescot Crescent , Walsall, WS1 4SA
Walsall, WS1 4SA GB
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