Podiatrists’ perceptions of NHS provision of foot care for people with diabetes

Jennifer Scott, Debbie E Turner, Stuart Baird, Ruth Barn, Gordon J. Hendry

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-210
Number of pages7
JournalThe Diabetic Foot Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • diabetes
  • lower extremity amputation
  • podiatry
  • foot ulcer
  • survey
  • mixed-methods

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