DPC launches foot and wound clinic programme online

By Editor
24th July 2018
Care planning, Footcare Good practice

A Foot and Wound Clinic programme which forms part of the UK’s biggest national free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference is now available online.

The clinic, will once again be run in conjunction with a highly experienced clinical podiatry team, at this year’s Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2018).

Graham Bowen clinical lead for podiatry at Solent NHS Trust is leading the team

Graham Bowen, clinical lead for podiatry at Solent NHS Trust will be joined by Christian Pankhurst, clinical specialist orthotist, Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust and Kings College Hospital and Pradeep Solanki, podiatry team leader and diabetes specialist podiatrist, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

This special programme is designed to cover all levels of experience and specialisms to address the need for vital education, and practical skills development.

The DPC2018 Foot and Wound Clinic will give attendees the opportunity to interact with experienced practitioners and ask questions about real-life situations to help support people with diabetes in looking after their feet and lower limbs.

Graham said: “The amputation rate is going up because we have more patients with diabetes. However, 95 per cent of amputations start with a single foot ulcer. So if we can get the screening and education right, we can prevent foot ulcers, which can then prevent amputations.”

DPC2018 will once again return to Olympia, London on November 14 and 15, 2018.

Now in its fourth year, the annual event provides a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals from across the diabetes arena to come together to share experiences, gain real-world learning from top practitioners and meet those shaping the future of diabetes care, all in one place.

To view the agenda, session titles and speaker information for each day, click here.

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