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Podiatrists soon to be able to issue prescriptions

Podiatrists soon to be able to issue prescriptions

New proposals mean that patients under the care of podiatrists will be able to receive pain relief and and anti-inflammatory medicine more quickly. This is because the role of podiatrists in the UK is to be expanded, so that, by 2014, they will have the same sort of prescribing abilities that pharmacists, nurses and optometrists currently have. Full story and implications: Podiatrists soon to be able to issue prescriptions | | thefootcareprofessional.co.uk/podiatrists-so… — Foot Care...

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New foot care clinics cutting waiting times

New foot care clinics cutting waiting times

This is excellent news on the foot care front – perhaps HSE South and Diabetes Ireland, who set up the clinics in a joint venture, might come across and visit advise UK county authorities on the way forward. New foot care clinics cutting waiting times in Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford irishhealth.com/article.html?i… — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 23,...

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Diabetic with sore toe ends up having lower leg amputation

Diabetic with sore toe ends up having lower leg amputation

“Diabetics and those who care for them need to ensure they check their feet and their heels at regular intervals.” This lady was let down and lost her leg because of it.  Gran left down after treatment for sore right toe ends in left leg amputation bit.ly/S1prORvia @daily_record — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 23, 2012 Margaret’s story will feature on Panorama on BBC1 on November...

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