Nigel Baggeley, and podiatrist at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, uses the Silhouette camera technology to assess foot ulcers in the community and send images back to the hospital team.
Camera equipment for monitoring foot ulcers remotely has been rolled out in Derbyshire, with the aim to cut outpatient appointments for diabetics.
The year-long trial by Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has installed web enabled cameras in three community podiatry services.
National guidance says diabetics with foot ulcers should be seen by a multi-disciplinary team, who are usually based in a hospital. The camera technology, an Aranz Medical product called Silhouette, allows the assessment to take place more locally, with the images being instantly saved on a server at The Royal Derby Hospital.
WHERE THIS HAPPENED: Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
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