Redesign of the North East Essex Diabetes Foot Pathway


This redesign of the diabetes foot pathway in North East Essex resulted in a NICE-compliant pathway and required no additional funding. In fact, it saved funds which were reinvested into the service to increase vascular, orthopaedic and orthotic time. The service began in 2014 with a fixed budget of £2 million with no additional funding in the five-year contract period. The new, redesigned service saw reduced waiting time, with patients seen and assessed by competent staff with appropriate referrals to specialist clinics which have the capacity to provide a high standard of service.

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Prevention and Early Diagnosis
Redesign of the North East Essex Diabetes Foot Pathway
by Suffolk GP Federation


Sheila Smyth

Job title:
Diabetes Nurse Consultant
Place of work:
Suffolk GP Federation

Quality In Care Diabetes

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