Podiatric Medicine

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes care and management

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes care and management

In our final guest blog to mark #WorldDiabetesDay 2020, Deborah Wilson from our Faculty of Podiatric Medicine Executive Board writes about the work of podiatrists and nurses in diabetes care and management.

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#WorldDiabetesDay: Fatima Cassim on the importance of teams

#WorldDiabetesDay: Fatima Cassim on the importance of teams

In the UK it is estimated that the cost of management of diabetes foot ulcers and its complications is approximately £1 billion per year, approximately 1% of the total NHS budget.

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#WorldDiabetesDay – Nurses make the difference

#WorldDiabetesDay – Nurses make the difference

This world diabetes day, as well as raising awareness of diabetes, we should be celebrating the contribution our nursing colleagues make to the lives of people with diabetes.

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#WorldDiabetesDay: The role of podiatrists during the COVID-19 pandemic

#WorldDiabetesDay: The role of podiatrists during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Our nursing colleagues throughout the hospital have been part of the driving force behind our response to COVID 19. Locally I had the pleasure of being part of that, working within the Vascular Rapid Access Clinic. The Impact of COVID 19 and the closure of outpatient provision resulted in this service increasing to three days per week and was led by the Consultant Vascular Surgeons.”

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Steroid injections and COVID-19 – Updated Guidance November 2020

Steroid injections and COVID-19 – Updated Guidance November 2020

The College of Podiatry and the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have reviewed their guidance on the use of corticosteroid injections in light of experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. This joint statement provides updated details on our guidance and recommendations.

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Podiatry student receives the Professor Baird Award as best overall student

Podiatry student receives the Professor Baird Award as best overall student

An award named after Professor Stuart Baird, the past Dean of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, has been awarded to student Fay Wallace. The Professor Baird Award has been running since 2017 and is in recognition of the best overall podiatry student at Glasgow Caledonian University. On […]

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Allied Health Professions Day – What does the future hold for podiatrists?

Allied Health Professions Day – What does the future hold for podiatrists?

On Allied Health Professions (AHPs) day, David Wylie, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine and Director of Professional Education reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead for podiatry and its professional relationships.

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Royal College welcomes first female Dean of Podiatric Medicine

Royal College welcomes first female Dean of Podiatric Medicine

Christine Skinner has taken up her post as Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine following the faculty’s Annual General Meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday 24th June 2020). She is the first female Dean of the Faculty to be elected by its membership.

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David Wylie appointed as College’s first Director of Professional Education

David Wylie appointed as College’s first Director of Professional Education

The College is delighted to announce the appointment of David Wylie as our new Director of Professional Education. Announcing the appointment, College President Professor Jackie Taylor said: “This new post reflects the vital importance of non-clinical education and training for our multi-disciplinary membership. “This emerging area of education gives our College a unique opportunity to […]

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COVID-19: Alternative treatments to steroid injections

COVID-19: Alternative treatments to steroid injections

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the College of Podiatry have produced the attached statement on treatment suggestions in the absence of steroid injections in the management of the common musculoskeletal foot, ankle and leg.

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