The authors aimed to elicit podiatrists’ perceptions of NHS diabetic foot care services and to identify any perceived barriers to delivery of optimal care. A mixed-methods approach was adopted. A survey and focus groups were undertaken with podiatrists employed by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. The majority of participants did not perceive that national care guidelines, screening targets and national diabetic foot care standards were being met.
- lower extremity amputation
- foot ulcer
Scott, J., Turner, D. E., Baird, S., Barn, R., & Hendry, G. J. (2015). Podiatrists’ perceptions of NHS provision of foot care for people with diabetes. The Diabetic Foot Journal, 18(4), 204-210. https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-8-S1-A12