Are you one of the 12,000 people living with diabetes in South Gloucestershire, or a carer for someone who is? Would you like to help change local diabetes foot care services for the better? If so, Diabetes UK and your local NHS clinical commissioning group are inviting you to a special event where you will be able to have your say on the foot care you have received and how you think it could improve.
Choose from two sessions on Monday 24 July 2017 at Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP at either 2pm-4pm or 6pm-8pm.Entry is free and refreshments will be provided.
"We are determined to bring down the rate of amputations as a result of diabetes in Bristol and to improve foot care services generally and we really want your help to do this. Listening to the views and experiences of people who have diabetes will be invaluable in shaping the future of diabetes foot care for people locally, so please come to one of these crucial patient engagement events. It is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard and to make a positive difference."
- Dr Jonathan Evans, South Gloucestershire CCG clinical lead for long term conditions
"There are more than 140 diabetes-related amputations a week in England, yet up to 80 per cent could be prevented through improved foot care services and better patient knowledge. Preventing foot ulcers and treating them quickly if they do develop is crucial in avoiding amputation. This is why it is so important to know what needs to change in Bristol, where amputation rates are higher than the national average."
- Annika Palmer, south west regional head of Diabetes UK