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Leading foot health experts call for an end to avoidable amputations

 

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Leading foot health experts call for an end to avoidable amputations

The College of Podiatry is calling on healthcare commissioners to prioritise diabetic foot care and end avoidable amputations that can have a devastating impact on the lives of patients and their families and cost the NHS millions.

Complications from diabetic foot disease are costing the NHS in England more than a billion pounds a year.

The College of Podiatry has launched an online commissioners’ guide that exposes in detail the comparative rates of amputations across England. It is calling on commissioners to take action and help end the postcode lottery of avoidable amputations.