If you have diabetes you feet should be checked at you annual diabetes review offered by your GP practice.
The foot screen is important as it reviews the health of your feet, advises you on how to maintain or improve the health of your feet and most importantly makes you aware of your Risk Status. It is important to understand your risk status so you can appropriately care for your feet. An individuals foot risk status tells us how likely they are to develop a non-healing foot wound, often referred to as ‘ulcer’. A persons risk can change over time so it’s important to have a regular foot assessment.
Podiatry only provides an annual diabetic foot screen for those patients seen routinely for other concerns with their feet. Occasionally, your GP or practice nurse will request we examine your feet if they have identified any concerns requiring further investigations. Please see our information leaflets which can be linked to from the right for some of the ways you can care for your feet according to your risk status. Speak to your Podiatrist, practice nurse or GP for further individualised information. For any urgent problems or open wounds please see information regarding our Emergency Clinic