On behalf of the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) Foot Network, we present the inaugural NADC Collaborative Interdisciplinary Diabetes High-Risk Foot Service (HRFS) Standards.

This NADC Collaborative for Interdisciplinary High-Risk Foot Services is a highly inclusive process, which under the NADC Foot Network has received formal input from key national diabetes foot care organisations, to realise the Interdisciplinary Diabetes High Risk Foot Services Standards of Care herein, which we now commend to you.

The mission of the NADC Foot Network is to establish and maintain reduced morbidity and mortality caused by diabetes-related foot disease in people in Australia.  One of the first steps in this process is to establish and then maintain National Standards of care for Interdisciplinary HRFS, providing standards for these services and the health professional working within them, to be guided by. Few countries globally have developed national standards for Interdisciplinary Diabetes HRFS, and it is anticipated that these Standards will help to realise and then to maintain a high level of diabetes HRFS care throughout our nation, aiding equity of access, and underpinning more consistent across-service outcomes in diabetes foot care.

In conjunction with the National Standards, the NADC has released the NADC Collaborative Interdisciplinary Diabetes HFRS Accreditation program.  The Accreditation of Interdisciplinary Diabetes HRFS is the only national accreditation of its kind, aimed at the improvement of quality and safety within Interdisciplinary Diabetes HRFS. The accreditation model is focused on a three-pronged approach combining governance, clinical and quality criteria.

To register your services Expression of Interest for the accreditation program, please see the Expression of Interest (EOI) Section HERE