DIABETIC FOOT CLINIC (DFC) – MDT for professional use only
Diabetic Foot Clinic “DFC” at the RUH
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The DFC is a multidisciplinary (MDT) clinic for the assessment and treatment of ACUTE foot disease based in the diabetes centre at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) Bath. This is most common in the diabetic population however the clinic accepts non-diabetic patients with acute foot disease if they have similar risk factors to diabetes and would benefit for this highly skilled clinic.
Kate Kirk – Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist
Oliver Bennet – Diabetes Specialist podiatrist (currently on sabbatical)
Andrew Sidders – Diabetes specialist podiatrist
Acute foot disease is characterised by: –
- Foot ulceration failing to respond to best community treatment.
- Foot ulceration with spreading infection, not responding to maximally tolerated antibiotics.
- Charcot neuroarthropathy
- Ischemic foot – consider referral to the vascular team
Diabetic foot ulceration is a complex and challenging situation. The aim of the Diabetic foot clinic is to combine the skills to assess and treat all aspects that could be contributing to foot ulceration the clinic can include : –
- Tissue viability nurses
- and more
Many foot problems and ulcerations are treated in the community managed by podiatrist, nurses, and GP’s.
DFC is a clinic designed for acute foot problems that need EXTRA assistance.
How to refer
to refer to RUH acute DFC please use below –
to refer to Vascular Hot foot clinic at Southmead please use –
direct referral to community Podiatry Banes –
Where are we
Diabetes Centre (A19)
Royal United Hospital
***** The Diabetes Centre is currently surrounded by building work and can ONLY be accessed through the disable car park.