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The aim of FDUK is to support healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality clinically effective care in order to improve the lives of people living with diabetic foot problems.

The benefits of joining FDUK include:

Membership of Foot in Diabetes UK is FREE for all healthcare professionals working in the field of diabetic foot care in the UK. 

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Core Committee

Mike Edmonds

(Honorary President)

Consultant Physician, London

Debbie ShArman

(Co Chair)

CONSULTANT PODIATRIST – DIABETES (Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust) AND VISITING LECTURER (University of Southampton)

Jayne robbie

(Co Chair)

Senior Lecturer in Diabetes Care and Specialist Podiatrist, Birmingham City University and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust

Louise Morris



Christian Pankhurst

(Vice Chair)

Clinical Specialist Orthotist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Lawrence Ambrose

(RCOP represntative)

Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Royal College of Podiatry

Emma Crishton

(Scotland Representative)

Podiatry Team Lead, West Lothian

Martin Fox



Krishna Gohil

Senior Lecturer in Podiatry, University of Northampton

Vanessa Goulding

Podiatry Professional Lead, Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Andrew Hill


Petra Jones

Senior Research Associate, Leicester

Jennifer Madden


Consultant Podiatrist in Diabetes, Belfast HSC Trust

Fiona Main


Advanced Practice Podiatrist High risk foot, Regional Advisor Scotland North MFPM RCPS (Glasg)

David Russell

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Andrew Sharpe

(England FDUK Representative)

Advanced Podiatrist,Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Stephanine Stanley


Consultant Podiatrist- Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Gail Thomson

Principal Podiatrist Diabetes, South Eastern H&SC Trust

Frank Webb


Lead Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Derbyshire Community Health Services

Debbie Wilson


Lecturer in Podiatry, Department of Podiatry and Radiography, Glasgow Caledoniam University

In conversation with FDUK

Krishna Gohil

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Duncan Stang

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Stephanie Stanley

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Stella Vig

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, London

Frank Webb

Consultant Podiatrist Sugeon, Salford, Derbyshire



Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease

Type 1 diabetes in adults Quality standard [QS208]Published: 02 March 2023

Type 2 diabetes in adults Quality standard [QS209]Published: 02 March 2023

Capability Framework For Integrated Diabetic Lower Limb Care: A User's Guide (April 2019)

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot 2019

NICE (2018) – Peripheral Arterial Disease : diagnosis and management (CG147) (Updated February 2018)

NICE (2016) – Diabetic Foot problems : prevention and management

NICE (2011) Diabetic Foot - Inpatient Management of People with Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Infection. Clinical Guideline 119.

COVID-19 SITUATION Lower-Limb Amputation Prevention Guidance V2.0

Frameworks, consensus statements and reports

Wound care products Key therapeutic topic (KTT14) (Updated March 2019)

Venous thromboembolism in over 16s : reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (NG89) (March 2018)

Chronic wounds : advanced wound dressings and antimicrobial dressings Evidence summary (ESMPB2) (March 2016)

Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial use (NG15) (March 2015)

Diabetes UK (2015) State of the Nation. Challenges for 2015 and beyond.

Hopkinson H, Kennon B, Seaton A et al (2009) Use of antibiotics in people with diabetic foot disease: A consensus statement. The Diabetic Foot Journal 12(2): 62–74.

National Minimum Skills Framework (2011) Putting Feet First: National Minimum Skills Framework. The National Minimum Skills Framework for Commissioning of Footcare Services for People with Diabetes.

TRIEPodD-UK (2012) Podiatry Competency Framework for Integrated Diabetic Foot Care. A User's Guide.

TRIEPodD-UK (2013) Competency Statement 14. Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Wounds UK (2013) Effective debridement in a changing NHS: A UK consensus.

Global vascular guidelines on the management of chronic limb-threatening ischemia

Rivaroxaban for preventing atherothrombotic events in people with coronary or peripheral artery disease

Getting it right first time report

An impact assessment of the Podiatry Competency Framework for Integrated Diabetic Foot Care, 2012–2019, David Wylie and Violet Butters

Rivaroxaban for preventing atherothrombotic events in people with coronary or peripheral artery disease

Commissioning, care pathways and clinical toolkits

National diabetes footcare audit

Urgostart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers (MTG42) (Jan 2019)

Diabetes Foot Screening

The debrisoft monofilament pad for use in acute or chronic wounds (MTG17) (updated March 2019)

Neuropad for detecting preclinical peripheral neuropathy (MTG38) (September 2018)

Neuropathic pain in adults: pharmacological management in non-specialist settings (clinical guideline CG173) (updated April 2018)

Diabetes in Adults (Quality Standard QS6) (August 2016)

VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy (MTG22) (updated March 2015)

The Versajet II hydrosurgical system for surgical debridement of acute and chronic wounds and burns (MIB1) (February 2014)

Diabetes UK (2012) Putting Feet First: Commissioning/Planning a Care Pathway for Foot Care Services for People with Diabetes.

Diabetes UK (2009) Putting Feet First: Commissioning Specialist Services for the Management and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Disease in Hospital.

Scottish Government (2010) Diabetes Action Plan 2010: Quality Care for Diabetes in Scotland.

FDUK (2009) Putting Feet First: Self-audit Tool.

Sharing good practice

Improving foot care outcomes for people with diabetes in Wessex (March 2019)

Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management (NG51) (September 2017)

Implementing an active foot disease pathway for people with diabetes in South Tees (July 2016)

Training non-podiatrists to assess foot risk as part of integrated foot service for people with diabetes (February 2016)

Acton C (2007) A know-how guide to using larval therapy for wound debridement.Wound Essentials (2):156–9

Chadwick P, Stuart L, Fox M et al (2007) An audit to improve the care of the diabetic foot. Wounds UK 3(2): 73–7

Fox M, Bowen G (2009) Toolkit for reducing litigation risk.

Holt G (2015) Service Development Tool for the Assessment of Provision of Services for Patients with Diabetes Related Foot Problems.

Assessment of the Diabetic Foot using a DMX Doppler

The art of the possible: a whole system approach to foot protection redesign; David Wylie

Delays in reaching specialist foot care lead to poor outcomes; Jayne Robbie

Holt G (2015) Service Development Tool for the Assessment of Provision of Services for Patients with Diabetes Related Foot Problems.

About the Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce programme

Holt G (2015) Service Development Tool for the Assessment of Provision of Services for Patients with Diabetes Related Foot Problems.


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