Diabetes related arterial disease

Diabetes related arterial disease: limb and life threatening but potentially preventable

Wednesday 10th May 2017
5.30pm for a 6pm start
Lecture Theatre O0.23, Cardiff School of Management Building, Llandaff Campus.

This seminar is kindly supported by the Rotary Club of Cardiff – City of Llandaf


In this seminar, we will hear from four speakers:

Dr Jane Lewis will take us through her collaborative programme of clinical research related to early detection of peripheral arterial disease, linking with primary care and the Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW). Miss Keri Hutchinson will explore the clinical and patient perspectives of the very real issues of managing the consequences of undiagnosed peripheral arterial disease. Mr Andrew Crowder will discuss the success of the diabetic eye screening model, and how the screening service is evolving to meet the demands. Finally, there will be a discussion with Dr David Miller and Miss Hutchinson on the potential benefit to patients of early identification from a GP’s and secondary care perspective.


Dr Jane Lewis, Lecturer in Podiatry, Cardiff School of Health Sciences.

Dr Lewis worked for the NHS for 16 years as a Specialist High Risk Podiatrist. During this time she completed her PhD with the School of Medicine at Cardiff University looking at effective methods of screening for diabetic foot disease. The outcomes of which highlighted the inefficiency in identifying peripheral arterial disease. Dr Lewis worked with a local medical company to develop a more effective screening device, which is sold worldwide. In 2014, Dr Lewis moved to the Podiatry department, Cardiff School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University to become Lecturer and Research Lead.

Having witnessed the incredible human burden and financial costs that arterial disease in the lower limb and foot has caused, Dr Lewis concentrates her research into early diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the lower limb and foot. She is a chief investigator on a number of clinical investigations exploring population based screening for PAD, collaborating with Public Health Wales, the Diabetic Eye Screening Service Wales, Primary Care, Podiatry specialist foot care teams, Secondary Care specialists, Diabetes UK, the Diabetes Research Unit at Swansea University but most importantly with the public. She has presented at national and international conferences to spread the word of how limbs and lives can potentially be saved through earlier detection of peripheral arterial disease.


Keri Hutchinson, Podiatry Department, Cwm Taf Health Board

Keri Hutchinson graduated in 1995 from the Wales School of Podiatry at Cardiff Met, and commenced her NHS career in what was then known as North Glamorgan NHS trust. After a spell in Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust (now Aneurin Bevan HB), Keri moved to the Podiatry team in Cardiff in 2007 as Education and Development lead. A secondment as Project manager tasked with integrating NHS services into the undergraduate podiatry programme followed. She was one of the lead clinicians that undertook research and service improvement around the prevention of pressure ulceration using the medium of flexible heel casting.

Keri began studying for a Masters in applied Public Health in 2013 after developing an interest in preventative strategies to tackle diabetic foot disease. The Public Health study and research process led to a keen interest in behaviour change strategies as a method of tackling the diabetes epidemic. A further secondment followed in 2015 to the Learning, Education and development team in Cardiff & Vale UHB followed by a move to Cwm Taf UHB in late 2015 to take up her current post as Principal podiatrist for acute services. Keri is currently undertaking research in the area of Motivational Interviewing, exploring the use of this method to engage in co-production with patients who have diabetes in order to help them manage their condition.


Andrew Crowder, DMS. Head of Programme, Diabetic Eye Screening Service Wales

Andrew Crowder began his NHS career as a state registered Biomedical Scientist in Liverpool, specialising in Haematology and Blood Transfusion. He moved to the laboratory service in Cardiff in 1985 and developed both his scientific and managerial careers in parallel before choosing to concentrate on the latter, gaining senior manager positions in Laboratory Medicine and Medical Genetics in 2001 with Cardiff & Vale UHB. He joined DESW in 2011 as Deputy Service Director, taking on the current role in 2013. He is keen to see eye screening better integrated into the wider diabetes healthcare agenda and to promote the international reputation of DESW. Andrew has an academic and professional interest in organisational behaviour and development, and also continues to maintain his scientific registration status.


Dr David Miller GP, Cwm Taf University Health Board

Dr David Miller qualified from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 1998 and has lived and worked in South Wales since 1999. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK). In 2005 he was awarded an MD by Cardiff University for work in Diabetic foot disease. David works as a General Practitioner in North Rhondda in hours, out of hours, and as a Clinical Director for Cwm Taf University Health Board.

 
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