Diabetic Acute Podiatry: North Middlesex University Hospital

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NMUH provides acute diabetic foot service and operates five days/week, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.

This service will:

  • Avoid unnecessary amputations
  • Potential reduction in A&E admissions and length of stay
  • Reduction in inappropriate antibiotic use

Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

Diabetic patients with:

  • Hot, swollen foot
  • Foot infection; sepsis, cellulitis
  • New foot ulceration
  • Sudden onset of foot pain
  • Gangrene
  • Puncture wound

Exclusions

  • Non diabetic patients
  • Routine nail care
  • Routine callus/corn removal
  • Missed routine community podiatry appointment
  • Systemically unwell
  • Critical ischaemia (see vascular pathway)

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses

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Referral methods: Email