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Diabetes Podiatry

Introduction

The Luton and Dunstable Podiatry Clinic provides multidisciplinary foot care for patients with acute Diabetic foot problems including:

  • Patients with suspected or diagnosed active Charcot
  • Critical ischaemia
  • Infection
  • Gangrene
  • Tissue necrosis
  • New or worsening ulceration

Care is provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The Podiatry Diabetes services works in close collaboration with our Diabetes and Microbiology Consultants, Vascular and orthopaedics, aimed at ensuring appropriate clinical management and reducing/ preventing hospital admissions, or reducing length of hospital stay.

Procedures Provided

The clinic offers each patient an assessment, using NICE guidelines and an individualised treatment plan. Specialist treatments include:

  • Ulcer debridement and appropriate wound dressing,
  • Referral to the plaster room for Total contact casting when required
  • Review of lower limb circulation with prompt referral when indicated to the vascular team
  • Antibiotic therapy as indicated
  • Pressure relief/offloading for wounds
  • A management plan for each patient to reduce risk of re ulceration once healed

Clinics

Clinic name: Diabetes Podiatry
Clinic type: Adult/paediatrics
Clinic days/times:
Monday – AM only
Tuesday – AM only
Wednesday – AM and PM (2 podiatry clinicians with AM clinic joint consultant led clinic)
Thursday – AM only
Friday – AM & PM

Patient Information Leaflets

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Diabetes Podiatry

Lucy Haywood Diabetes Podiatrist
Bernadette Cronin Diabetes Podiatrist
Amanda Wildgoose Diabetes Podiatrist

Useful Contacts

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
Diabetes Podiatrists Bernie Cronin, Lucy Haywood, Amanda Wildgoose, Sally Price (Admin)
01582 497578
Podiatry@ldh.nhs.uk
Clinical Director Dr Shiu-Ching Soo
Shiu-Ching.Soo@ldh.nhs.uk
General Manager Jenny Cadman
01582 718227
Jenny.Cadman@ldh.nhs.uk
Business Manager Nicola Wood
Nicola.Wood@ldh.nhs.uk
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
Switchboard 01582 491166
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