Supplement: No foot is an island

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Supplement: No foot is an island

Ailsa Sharp
1 March 2013

Foot ulcers are a common cause of hospital admission in people with diabetes and cause great expense to the NHS, yet patients are not consistently receiving optimal foot care from a multidisciplinary team – and the team is incomplete without the patient.

There is no doubt that, to be successful in supporting patients, clinicians need to understand how to empower people to take an active role in their own care and how to include the patient at the heart of the care process.

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