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National Diabetes Foot Care Audit: Fourth Annual Report
Published: 09 May 2019
The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) measures the outcomes and treatment structures/processes for newly-occurring foot ulcers affecting people with diabetes. The aim is to determine variation in clinical outcomes across England and Wales and the extent to which they can be explained by differences in aspects of care.
Diabetic foot care is estimated to cost the NHS around £1 billion each year in addition to the personal and social costs of reduced mobility and sickness absence. More than 64,000 people with diabetes are thought to have foot ulcers at any given time.