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Diabetes Service

The hospital diabetes service operates from the:

  • Northern General Hospital, Out Patients 2, Tel: 2714208
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital, B floor, Tel: 2712754
  • Both sites accept referrals from in-patients, out-patients and community primary care teams
Ward Referrals

Ward treatments for referred in-patients are prioritised according to medical need. High priority patients are those with diabetes, vascular disease, immuno-supressed and renal patients and patients with spinal injuries. The service is also provided to the palliative care unit and for patients with a social need.

Out Patient Clinics

Daily clinics are provided at both the Northern General Hospital and Royal Hallamshire Hospital sites and provide podiatry for high risk patients who are at risk of ulceration and have diabetes, patients with vascular disease, severe neuropathy and patients who have a current ulceration.

Multi-disciplinary Foot Clinic

Any patient with diabetes and the following should be urgently referred to the diabetes foot clinic hours according to the Diabetes Footcare Pathway

  • Ulceration
  • Suspected Charcot
  • Infection
  • Critical Limb Ischaemia
  • Footwear Assessment (high risk patient)
  • Other Reason (must be discussed with a DFC team member)

Referrals can be made by completing the referral form and then faxing to the foot clinic.

The clinics run on:

  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital - Tuesday afternoons, MOPX Dr Tesfaye
  • Northern General Hospital - Monday am and Wednesday am OPD1 Dr Creagh/Ghandi and also Friday morning at Diabetes and Endocrine department.


The podiatrists’ role is to assess the ulceration, debride the ulcer and probe the area to assess if infection has affected the bone. Also to diagnose and develop treatment regimes, provide off-loading of pressure areas to aid healing, request further investigations if needed and follow up patients if they are admitted to the wards.

Podiatry led mini foot clinics that support the multi-disciplinary team are held three times a week at both sites for diabetic foot complications including ulceration, foot infection, suspect Charcot joint or uncontrolled painful neuropathy.

Both sites support training and development of community podiatrists, practice nurses, community nurses and ward staff.

As part of the multidisciplinary diabetes team, we are able to diagnose, assess and develop treatment regimes for patients with acute diabetic foot complications. This includes diagnostic testing, treatment of infections and off-loading pressure areas.

To see the Diabetes Footcare Pathway please click here.
 

 

If further advice is needed to manage an acute diabetic foot problem please call the Hotline FOR IMMEDIATE ADVICE.

Mon-Fri 0900-1700
Tel: 07775 413188
 

 
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