Foot care service for people with diabetes
This commissioning guide provides support for the local implementation of NICE clinical guidelines through commissioning, and is a resource to help health professionals in England to commission an effective foot care service for adults and children with diabetes mellitus.
This commissioning guide should be read in conjunction with the following NICE guidance:
- NICE quality standard for diabetes in adults
- NICE clinical guideline CG119 ‘Diabetic foot problems - Inpatient management of diabetic foot problems´
- NICE clinical guideline CG10 ‘Type 2 diabetes: prevention and management of foot problems´
- NICE clinical guideline CG15 ‘Type 1 diabetes: diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in children, young people and adults´.
The clinical guidelines cover clinical and cost effectiveness in detail and underpin the content of this guide.
- uses the NICE clinical guideline CG10 on type 2 diabetes - foot care to inform the care of people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as the national full clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in adults recommends ‘following the type 2 diabetes guideline for foot care' in the management of foot ulceration and associated risk factors
- makes the case for commissioning a foot care service for people with diabetes (adults and children)
- specifies service requirements
- helps you determine local service levels
- helps you ensure corporate and quality assurance.
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The freely available commissioning and benchmarking tool can be downloaded here.
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This page was last updated: 03 April 2012
- Foot care service for people with diabetes
- Commissioning a foot care service for people with diabetes
- Specifying a foot care service for people with diabetes
- Determining local service levels for a foot care service for people with diabetes
- Assumptions used in estimating a population benchmark
- The commissioning and benchmarking tool
- Ensuring corporate and quality assurance