Diabetes Foot Screening
- Foot screening needs to be undertaken annually at minimum.
- It is one of the nine care processes.
- Foot screening and ACR are completed the least at annual review.
- Foot screening aims to prevent diabetes foot complications such as wounds and amputation.
- You must attend training before carrying out foot checks.
We ask that, prior to participating in a practical training session, all participants have completed the FRAME – Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education. This will enable you to get the maximum benefit from the training session and is straight forward and fun to complete. This is available at www.diabetesframe.org. It will take approximately 1 hour to complete the online training session. Please ensure that you select the “NHS England” training modules and module quiz, print your certificate, and bring to the session.
To consolidate your learning into practice please attend a practical training session:
- Look out for training dates in the primary care bulletin.
- Or contact [email protected] for future training dates.
People without Active Foot Disease
Community Podiatry provide care for people without active foot disease i.e. ulcers and or Charcot foot.
For referrals and further information: LCH Podiatry Contact and Referral Details (leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk)
People with Active Foot Disease
Leeds Diabetes Limb Salvage Service (Diabetes Foot Team) – For Urgent Advice/Referrals, please contact us on 07786 250788 (Mon-Friday 8 am to 3 pm). This is for professionals and patients under this service. Contact this service if a person has a foot ulcer or a red-hot foot.
Antibiotics? If your patient needs antibiotic, we would always advise that you arrange them from your side.
Systemically unwell? Please arrange admission.
- Photos are always helpful for triaging.
- Just fill in the form (Acute Diabetic Feet (Adults) (leedsth.nhs.uk) and EMAIL it to the address on the bottom of the form ([email protected]).
- This is a hospital MDT which specialises in Diabetic Foot ulcers and Charcot neuro arthropathy ONLY.
- It is not on the DART form.
- This service does not have any access to SYSTM 1 or DART.
- It is not a drop-in clinic, nor an emergency service.
- It’s not essential that you phone the Hot Foot Phone to progress with a referral to our clinic. Referrals are triaged daily Monday to Friday. is an automatic response from the email address, so you will know we have received it.
- If you are worried or need advice about a patient, please feel free to ring us if it is within hours, we will always try to help.