Priority 25 from the Foot Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Who are the appropriately qualified health professionals that people should go and see about their foot problems? (JLA PSP Priority 25)
Overall ranking 25
JLA question ID 0092/25
Explanatory note In order to receive the right treatment, at the right time, by the right people, the general public and other Health Care professionals (not necessarily involved in foot care) need to know who the most appropriately qualified foot health care practitioner is. This researchable question highlighted and reinforced the need for a raised awareness about foot health service providers, who they are and what qualifications the general public should look for in a healthcare practitioner involved in foot health care.   

No evidence from systematic review found 

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance 
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Do I need to attend a Chiropodist or a Podiatrist to be correctly assessed and treated? ~ Who is qualified to diagnose a foot health problem and/or possible medical condition that may cause or effect the problem? ~ Who are the best HCPs at helping to manage foot problems?
Submitted by Healthcare Professional x 20, Patient x 19, Other 3
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0092
PSP name Foot Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 30  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 26 September 2019