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MSc, BSc (Hons) Podiatry
I qualified as a Podiatrist in 1999, and have worked as a Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist at Kingston Primary Care Trust (now called Your Healthcare, a social enterprise company) since 2001.
In my current role I am responsible for department compliance with NICE guidelines and the National Service Framework (NSF) for diabetes. I am one of two DESMOND trainers within Your Healthcare and I provide training once a month. DESMOND is a nationally recognised structured education programme for people who have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The programme takes a day to deliver and covers all aspects of diabetes care and healthy lifestyle choices, delivered in structured, interactive sessions. I run a weekly specialist diabetic foot clinic at Kingston Hospital jointly with a Vascular Surgeons, Diabetes Consultant and Tissue Viability Nurse. This is a high-risk multidisciplinary clinic for patients with complicated diabetic aetiologies who need regular specialist care and / or need investigations / treatments that cannot be carried out in the community setting.
Additionally I hold specialist wound care clinics in community. In my role I am also responsible for providing training and teaching to nurses, health care assistants and care workers on diabetic foot care. I provide one to one mentorship on the diabetes foot care section of the Kingston University diabetes course for nurses. I am the contact person for all doctors and Health Care professionals of all disciplines for advice on diabetes foot matters for Your Healthcare and Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.
I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.
I am a member of The Health and Care Professionals Council and The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. I am HPC registered. I also belong to The Tissue Viability Link Group and Your Healthcare Diabetes Forum.
1999 BSc (Hons) Podiatry, University of Huddersfield
2000 Society of Chiropodists and Society Diabetic Foot Module
2008 MSc Diabetes, Roehampton University
2009 DESMOND Training (Diabetes Education and Self Management of Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed)
Also Training to become a provider of the structured DESMOND education programme for people with newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes.