Talking Feet Podcast
By English Diabetes Footcare Network
Different aspects of diabetic footcare will be in the spotlight as we talk about the key issues facing those working in this field.
Talking Feet PodcastFeb 09, 2023
Episode 9 - Joanne Casey
In episode nine of the 'Talking Feet Podcast' we spoke to Joanne Casey about private practice and NHS integration.
During this episode, the pair also discuss how podiatry services think beyond traditional boundaries to develop pathways and what exciting projects Joanne is currently working on.
Joanne is the Professional Development Lead for the Royal College of Podiatry.
Episode 8 - Ben Bullen
In episode eight of the 'Talking Feet Podcast' we spoke to Ben Bullen to mark World Diabetes Day.
During this episode, Ben discusses the patient-facing diabetes foot resources that are available in the UK and the importance of Charcot foot health literacy amongst both clinicians and people living with diabetes.
Ben is the Head of Education and Professional Development at the Royal College of Podiatry.
Episode 7 - David Wylie
In episode seven of the 'Talking Feet Podcast' we spoke to David Wylie about the challenges of addressing inequality in foot disease service provision.
During this episode, David also discusses how he ventured into the world of diabetic footcare and what projects he is currently working on.
David is the Associate Director in the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Directorate in NHS Education for Scotland.
Episode 6 - Lawrence Ambrose
In episode six of the 'Talking Feet Podcast' we spoke to Lawrence Ambrose about the workforce issues within podiatry.
During this episode, Lawrence also discusses what can be done to improve outcomes for people with diabetic foot and why he decided to work in podiatry.
Lawrence is the Head of Policy and Public Affairs at The Royal College of Podiatry.
Episode 5 - Joelle Baynham
In the fifth episode of the 'Talking Feet Podcast' we spoke to Joelle Baynham about her role as a Consultant Podiatrist.
During the instalment, Joelle also discusses how amputation rates can be reduced and how she ventured into podiatry.
Joelle is a Consultant Podiatrist for Diabetes Inpatients at University Hospitals Dorset.
Episode 4 - Jayne Robbie
In the fourth episode of the ‘Talking Feet Podcast’ we spoke to Jayne Robbie about the ACT NOW programme.
During the episode, Jayne also shared her career highlights and the biggest challenges currently facing teams working in diabetic footcare.
Jayne is a Senior Podiatrist at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.
Episode 3 - Richard Leigh
In the third episode of the ‘Talking Feet Podcast’ we spoke to Richard Leigh about diabetes footcare services.
Richard is a Consultant Podiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital and the chair of the English Diabetes Footcare Network (EDFN).
During the episode, Richard discusses what is needed to improve diabetes footcare, the role of the EDFN and the biggest challenges currently facing those working in diabetic footcare.
Episode 2 - Naseer Ahmad
In the second episode of the ‘Talking Feet Podcast’ we spoke to Naseer Ahmad about vascular surgery.
During the episode, Naseer discusses the role of a Vascular Surgeon, the inequalities of lower limb amputations and the relationship between vascular surgery and podiatry.
Naseer is a Vascular Surgeon who specialises in complex lower limb surgery which often prevents amputation.
Episode 1 - Dr Paul Chadwick
First up in the Talking Feet series is EDFN committee member Dr Paul Chadwick, a Consultant Podiatrist and Clinical Director at the Royal College of Podiatry.
The main focus of Dr Chadwick’s podcast is offloading, which he describes as “the Cinderella of diabetic foot disease management – it’s the thing that often gets missed out in terms of the management of diabetic foot.”
He talks about the importance of improving training and access to total contact casts and non-removable knee-high walking devices, and the barriers which prevent vital early offloading.