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West Midlands Diabetes Footcare Network
Tue 23 May 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
West Midlands Cardiovascular Clinical Network - NHS England and Diabetes UK invite commissioners and healthcare professionals to attend the West Midlands Diabetes Footcare Network on Tuesday 23 May 2017.
Chaired by Dr Narasimha Murthy, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrine at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, the aims and objectives of this event are:
- To link commissioners and providers together to open up conversations and joint working on diabetes foot care.
- To network and facilitate discussions on how can we can work together as a West Midlands team to reduce amputations and improve availability of Multi-Disciplinary Footcare Teams.
- To share good practice and learning from others with the purpose of reducing inequality in services and reducing amputations.
- To share local analysis of national diabetes foot care audit data and encourage discussions and practical actions to specifically target lower limb amputation variance.
The event will provide attendees with the broad policy context and the economic case for diabetic footcare and offer opportunities to engage with local case studies and examples of good practice.
Who is it for?
This free event is aimed at Commissioners, Diabetologists, Practice nurses, Podiatrists, Patients, GPs, Vascular Surgeons, Tissue Viability Nurses, Trainees and anyone else with an interest in diabetes foot care and the enthusiasm to work collaboratively to improve services in the West Midlands.
Health professionals and patients from the following areas are invited to attend: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Black Country, Birmingham and Solihull.
For further information contact:
Alice Twitchin, West Midlands Cardiovascular Clinical Network firstname.lastname@example.org 011382 48714