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NADC calling for EOIs for a new Foot Network Working Party

The National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) is committed to improving the foot care of people with diabetes nationally. They are calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from suitably qualified health care professions to join the Foot Network Working Party (FNWP).

The mission of the Foot Network is to establish and maintain reduced morbidity and mortality caused by diabetes-related foot disease in people in Australia. It aims to realise a coordinated national process of prioritising high quality and accessible foot assessment and management across the spectrum of foot disease in diabetes.

The NADC Foot Network aims to lead a national coordinated communication network for health professional and scientific aspects of foot care in diabetes, including a nationally standardised excellence process of high risk foot care in Australia, targeted health professional education and promoting health care delivery research.

Membership of the Committee will comprise of representatives from the:

  • Australian Diabetes Society (ADS)
  • Australian Diabetes Educator Society (ADEA)
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC)
  • Advanced Practicing Podiatrists High Risk Foot Group
  • Wounds Australia – formerly the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA)
  • Primary Health Networks (PHNs)

In addition, representation from the Health Care Administrators sector, and additional experts as deemed appropriate by the FNWP including in surgical sub-specialties, will be co-opted as required.

The Foot Network Working Party EOI closes on Sunday April 23, 2017. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNWP_EOI for more information or to submit your application.