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Foot care for non-diabetic patients



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Many older people live with overgrown toenails and dry cracked skin on their feet. Caring for feet becomes increasingly difficult with advancing age and foot problems can lead to immobility and social isolation.

This week’s free article provides practical help on foot care for non-diabetic patients including assessments, cutting toe nails and referral for specialist help.

After reading the article consider:

  • Outline the essential components of foot care
  • Why are older people at increased risk of foot problems?
  • When should you refer a patient for specialist assessment?

Join us on Wednesday 21 January for Make Every Contact Count day

Eileen Shepherd, Clinical Commissioning Editor


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