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A Podiatrist is a health professional who helps to make sure your feet are healthy and pain-free to allow you to be active. They work with you to help solve your feet and leg problems, specialising in the prevention and diagnoses of a range of issues that affect the feet and lower limbs. We listen to patients, offer them choice, and involve them as much as possible in decisions about their future care. All our podiatrists are dedicated professionals who are registered with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC).
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Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Please be advised that the Scottish Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is continuing to experience delays in some patients receiving their screening appointment. This is due to the pause in the programme during the COVID-19 lockdown and the need to comply with PPE regulations in clinics.
Who will experience delays?
This delay will only affect patients at no or low risk of sight loss. If a patient’s last 2 screening results found no retinopathy, they’ll usually only need to be screened every 2 years, rather than every year. All patients with medium or high risk of sight loss are being prioritised.
It’s important for patients to remain symptom aware while they wait for their appointment. Please encourage them to speak to their optometrist if they notice any changes to their sight.
NHS Fife are reassuring patients that they will receive invitations to their appointments as local programmes work to prioritise patients.
You can find further information on the NHS inform website to find out more about the signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy www.nhsinform.scot/desscreening.