New Surgical referral pathway for patients admitted with Acute Diabetic Foot problems 

(08 November 2017)

Surgical foot pathway inpatient referral

For patients with diabetes admitted with an acute foot problem this newly revised referral pathway 2017 clearly informs teams which specialist surgical team the patient should be referred to.

In an easy to follow pathway it is straightforward and assists decision making when managing such patients. It is critical in patients with acute diabetic foot problems admitted to hospital that a rapid assessment is made with referral to the appropriate team in order to maximise the chances of salvaging viable tissue and ensuring the best outcome for patients.

Dr Kath Higgins – Consultant Diabetologist UHL

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Updated at 2017-11-08 14:25:01 by Shehnaz Jamal