Podiatry: Community Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to help expand community podiatry services to tackle levels of diabetic foot ulceration and amputation as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 04 June 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement wrote to providers of community services on 19 March to ensure that diabetic foot clinics for high risk diabetic and vascular patients are maintained during the COVID-19 outbreak.

There is no plan to expand community podiatry services at this time.

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