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Further resources are available from NICE to support implementation of this guideline.

  • The National Diabetes Audit is a major national clinical audit that measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards in England and Wales. Within the overarching audit there are sub audits. The following are particularly relevant to diabetic foot problems:

    • The National Diabetes Core Audit collates data about foot examinations.

    • The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit allows all diabetes foot care services to measure their performance against NICE Clinical Guidelines and peer units, and to monitor adverse outcomes for people with diabetes who develop diabetic foot disease.

  • A Clinical Knowledge Summary for assessing and managing diabetic foot problems in type 2 diabetes (Scenario: Managing foot problems) is currently being updated.

  • NICE produces indicators annually for use in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for the UK. The process for this and the NICE menu are available.

  • NICE uptake data about guideline recommendations and quality standard measures are available on the NICE website.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)