A prospective audit of the impact of additional staff on the care of diabetic patients in a community podiatry service.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559187
Title:
A prospective audit of the impact of additional staff on the care of diabetic patients in a community podiatry service.
Authors:
Ryan, Alexandra; Uppal, Meenakshi; Cunning, Imelda; Buckley, Claire M
Citation:
A prospective audit of the impact of additional staff on the care of diabetic patients in a community podiatry service. 2015, 6:25508 Diabet Foot Ankle
Publisher:
Diabetic foot & ankle
Journal:
Diabetic foot & ankle
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559187
PubMed ID:
26048860
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the employment of additional podiatry staff on patients with diabetes attending a community-based podiatry service.; An audit was conducted to evaluate the intervention of two additional podiatry staff. All patients with diabetes referred to and attending community podiatry services in a specified area in the Republic of Ireland between June 2011 and June 2012 were included. The service was benchmarked against the UK gold standard outlined in the 'Guidelines on prevention & management of foot problems in Type 2 Diabetes' by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Process of care measures addressed were the number of patients with diabetes receiving treatment and the waiting times of patients with diabetes from referral to initial review.; An increase in the number of patients with diabetes receiving treatment was seen in all risk categories (ranging from low risk to the emergency foot). Waiting times for patients with diabetes decreased post-intervention but did not reach the targets outlined in the NICE guidelines. The average time from referral to initial review of patients with an emergency diabetic foot was 37 weeks post-intervention. NICE guidelines recommend that these patients are seen within 24 hours.; During the life cycle of this audit, increased numbers of patients were treated and waiting times for patients with diabetes were reduced. An internal re-organisation of the services coincided with the commencement of the additional staff. The improvements observed were due to the effects of a combination of additional staff and service re-organisation. Efficient organisation of services is key to optimal performance. Continued efforts to improve services are required to reach the standards outlined in the NICE guidelines.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
An audit was conducted to evaluate the intervention of two additional podiatry staff. All patients with diabetes referred to and attending community podiatry services in a specified area in the Republic of Ireland between June 2011 and June 2012 were included. The service was benchmarked against the UK gold standard outlined in the ‘Guidelines on prevention & management of foot problems in Type 2 Diabetes’ by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Process of care measures addressed were the number of patients with diabetes receiving treatment and the waiting times of patients with diabetes from referral to initial review
Keywords:
DIABETES MELLITUS; PODIATRY; FOOT CARE; COMMUNITY CARE
ISSN:
2000-625X

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Alexandraen
dc.contributor.authorUppal, Meenakshien
dc.contributor.authorCunning, Imeldaen
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Claire Men
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T09:18:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T09:18:34Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.citationA prospective audit of the impact of additional staff on the care of diabetic patients in a community podiatry service. 2015, 6:25508 Diabet Foot Ankleen
dc.identifier.issn2000-625Xen
dc.identifier.pmid26048860en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559187en
dc.descriptionAn audit was conducted to evaluate the intervention of two additional podiatry staff. All patients with diabetes referred to and attending community podiatry services in a specified area in the Republic of Ireland between June 2011 and June 2012 were included. The service was benchmarked against the UK gold standard outlined in the ‘Guidelines on prevention & management of foot problems in Type 2 Diabetes’ by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Process of care measures addressed were the number of patients with diabetes receiving treatment and the waiting times of patients with diabetes from referral to initial reviewen
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the employment of additional podiatry staff on patients with diabetes attending a community-based podiatry service.en
dc.description.abstractAn audit was conducted to evaluate the intervention of two additional podiatry staff. All patients with diabetes referred to and attending community podiatry services in a specified area in the Republic of Ireland between June 2011 and June 2012 were included. The service was benchmarked against the UK gold standard outlined in the 'Guidelines on prevention & management of foot problems in Type 2 Diabetes' by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Process of care measures addressed were the number of patients with diabetes receiving treatment and the waiting times of patients with diabetes from referral to initial review.en
dc.description.abstractAn increase in the number of patients with diabetes receiving treatment was seen in all risk categories (ranging from low risk to the emergency foot). Waiting times for patients with diabetes decreased post-intervention but did not reach the targets outlined in the NICE guidelines. The average time from referral to initial review of patients with an emergency diabetic foot was 37 weeks post-intervention. NICE guidelines recommend that these patients are seen within 24 hours.en
dc.description.abstractDuring the life cycle of this audit, increased numbers of patients were treated and waiting times for patients with diabetes were reduced. An internal re-organisation of the services coincided with the commencement of the additional staff. The improvements observed were due to the effects of a combination of additional staff and service re-organisation. Efficient organisation of services is key to optimal performance. Continued efforts to improve services are required to reach the standards outlined in the NICE guidelines.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDiabetic foot & ankleen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Diabetic foot & ankleen
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen
dc.subjectPODIATRYen
dc.subjectFOOT CAREen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen
dc.titleA prospective audit of the impact of additional staff on the care of diabetic patients in a community podiatry service.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalDiabetic foot & ankleen

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