Priority 6 from the Foot Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the impact of delayed or infrequent foot assessment on foot health in relation to foot problems? (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0092/6
Explanatory note Understanding the impact that a lack of timely foot health assessments, knowing what the timeframe should be for assessment of specified patient groups/foot conditions, is an essential component of developing effective and fair foot care services. In order to drive this development - the impact of delayed or infrequent foot health assessment needs to be identified.   

No evidence from systematic review found

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Ulcers, infection are left for too long before action is taken - why are there no check ups? ~ Are underlying problems diagnosed and treated /helped before the patients are rendered unable to walk /weight bear. ~ How can we assure that foot health problems are assessed and diagnosed in a timely manner especially in a time pressure environment of the NHS?
Submitted by Healthcare professional x 9, Patient x 19
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