Can you tell us about your role and the difference it makes to patient care?
My role is to provide foot care for a wide range of patients who have been referred to us with a prescribed package of care from a Podiatrist. We help to provide nail care, dressing changes, support in nail surgery and assist in the diabetic foot ulcer clinic at hospital outpatients.
We help prevent potential foot problems by seeing the patient regularly for foot care and carrying out neurovascular tests. This means we can help pick up any new problems or changes to health and refer back to the Podiatrists or appropriate service.
What attracted you to being a support worker?
The variety in the role was the main thing that attracted me. I knew the role was based across the community and in the hospital so I knew it would be challenging and rewarding with no two days the same.