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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