National Diabetes Footcare Audit: Third Annual Report 2014-2017

Reports | Published: 14 Mar 2018

The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) is a measurement system of care structures, patient management and the outcomes of care for people with active diabetic foot ulcers.

Diabetic foot care is an important area of care, with annual costs to the NHS estimated at around £1 billion in 2014/15 in addition to the personal/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 with only three in five people with diabetes who have a foot ulcer surviving for five years.

Findings and recommendations in this report support the following audit questions:

  1. Structures: Does treatment of active diabetic foot disease comply with national recommended guidelines?
  2. Processes: Are the outcomes of diabetic foot disease optimised?
  3. Outcomes: Are NICE recommended care structures in place for the management of diabetic foot disease?

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National Diabetes Footcare Audit: Third Annual Report 2014-2017