Marie Stirling, a Diabetic Podiatrist working in Dr Grays, an acute NHS hospital clinic within NHS Grampian, has won this year’s Cosyfeet Podiatry Award. She will use the £1000 to help fund a trial that will test a new method of offloading pressure from diabetic foot ulcers.
“Saving someone’s limb is one of the most important things a podiatrist can do,’ says Marie, ‘and I’m delighted that this funding will help us learn how to do this more effectively.”
The Cosyfeet Podiatry Award assists podiatrists and podiatry students to develop their professional knowledge and skills while benefitting others. The award is open to those who are planning voluntary work, a work placement or research, whether in the UK or abroad.
“We’re delighted to be able to help with such vital research, which will inform best practice as regards offloading to heal ulcers in certain diabetic patients”, says Managing Director Andrew Peirce. “The knowledge gained can be used to advise NHS policy geared to reducing numbers of amputations due to non-healing wounds.”