The Diabetic Foot Clinics are now held at the Leicester General Hospital. The foot clinic has multidisciplinary teams consisting of Medical and Nursing staff, Podiatrists and Orthotists for optimal patient care See Clinic Information
New Diabetes Foot Clinic Referral form January 2015 -
This form can be filled in electronically now, Download, save , fill and email /fax to the team.
The General Practitioner (GP), Community or Practice Nurse and the Podiatrist can make referrals. Urgent referrals will be seen as soon as possible, during the week within 24 hours. All other patients will be seen at the next available foot clinic. Download the
New Foot Clinic Referral Form (January 2015)
Patients with neuropathy who are at risk of ulcerations should be referred to the normal diabetic clinics but the patients who have any damage to their feet should be immediately started on suitable antibiotics (see UHL Antimicrobial guidelines for Diabetes foot infection) and referred to the Diabetic Foot Clinic at either the Leicester General Hospital. Download the Diabetic foot clinic Referral form
The feet of patients with diabetes should be assessed for risk of ulceration and amputation. They should be categorised into three risk levels
Patients with “At risk feet” with clinical features of:
These patients require regular intensive foot care education and podiatrist follow-up, either at specialist diabetic podiatry clinics in the community or by referral to the hospital diabetic foot clinic.
Foot clinics have access to vascular surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, if necessary. It is important that the patient has good diabetes control in order to aid healing, and their diabetes will be monitored when they attend the foot clinic and treatment changed if necessary.
Diabetes Specialist Nurse -Foot Lead - 0116 258 4919
F: 0116 273 3067 T: 0116 258 8304
Clinic Cordinator: 0116 258 4409 (LGH)
UHL Guidelines Download Document
UHL First line clinical decision guide to dressing selection for diabetic foot ulcers 2012 Download Document
Simple yet easy test for patients and GPs to perform Download Document
Developed by the University of Hospital of Leicester Diabetes Team (with thanks to Rachel Berrington - Foot Specialist DSN) Download Document
Please use this form to refer to the MDFT Download, save , fill in and attach to email or fax to the team. Download Document