Recommendation ID

Referral criteria for the foot protection service and the multidisciplinary foot care service:- When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or the multidisciplinary foot care service?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- The evidence surrounding different referral criteria for those at risk of, or who have developed diabetic foot problems was limited. It is proposed that a prospective cohort study is undertaken to explore this question. The proposed study would monitor and evaluate the rates (and recurrent rates) of foot ulceration, infection and gangrene resulting from diabetes, resource use and costs (including referral rates), rates of hospital admission for foot problems resulting from diabetes, length of hospital stay, and the health-related quality of life as a result of different referral criteria to these teams.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management
Date issued
August 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No