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Suki (new member)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by sasha, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. sasha

    sasha Welcome New Poster


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    Hi,

    Im Suki Jaffer. A fully fledged senior II podiatrist, working in high risk clinics for East Cambs & Fenlands PCT.

    I thoroughly enjoy my job, as I have a fantastic team leader, and head of service. I run my own clinic, with management input as and when needed.

    It would be good to know if anyone else works in high risk areas, so we can share good experiences:) and bad ones.:( Had a couple of diabetic patients who had to be referred to hospital for sudden amputations. Very interesting to say the least.

    Catch u later guys.
     
  2. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

    Suki - WELCOME ... look forward to your contributions.
     
  3. martinharvey

    martinharvey Active Member

    Look out for global warming

    Hi Suki, how you bin' since you headed eastwards?, Iv'e still got Patients asking to be treated by 'that nice young Lady'. So glad you are progressing so well. Look out for an outbreak of Trench foot if the fens go under water. PS. I tell the Patients that now they have to put up with this grumpy old **d instead. PPS. I never admit to my sudden amputations, I usually blame it on the G.P. or if he's bigger than me the Practice Nurse. Keep in touch! . Martin
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2006
  4. arnold horowitz

    arnold horowitz Welcome New Poster

    welcome,
    im a new member practicing in new jersey
     
  5. martinharvey

    martinharvey Active Member

    Hows the blizzard?

    Hi Arnold, Welcome!, good weather for chilblains over there at the moment ? - Martin
     
  6. arnold horowitz

    arnold horowitz Welcome New Poster

    we got over 2 feet of snow. A lot!!
     
  7. arnold horowitz

    arnold horowitz Welcome New Poster

    Where are you located?
     
  8. martinharvey

    martinharvey Active Member

    Hi Arnold, Tamworth in central England, about the only thing we are known for is our castle: http://www.tamworthcastle.freeserve.co.uk/ and the company called Reliant which used to make those little fibreglass three wheeled cars. If you have ever seen 'only fools and horses' which is an archetypal brit' comedy you will know the cars i'm talking about. They are certainly not the thing for the NJ turnpike. How about you?
     
  9. arnold horowitz

    arnold horowitz Welcome New Poster

    hello,

    how is podiatry in england? Is it comparable to the states? I was always wondering about podiatry in other countries? The castle looked real nice!
     
  10. martinharvey

    martinharvey Active Member

    A very subjective view of British Podiatry

    Podiatry here is multi - level. In the 'official' system of practitioners licenced by the Governments Health Professions Council, - at the top end you have Podiatric Surgeons who are probably similar to your level of practice as a Doctor of Podiatric medine, ie: they perform invasive foot and ankle surgery, but with some quaint constraints on which prescription med's they can use etc'. Next down is general Podiatrists, the most invasive procedures we do is usually TNA's and PNA's under digital nerve blocks, plus lots of general footcare such as debriding HD's and callous and general biomechanics for pathological gait etc. Then we have a whole group of 'footcare assistants' and 'foot health practitioners' who are outside our licence system and who do pretty much what they want, or what the Patient will let them. If you believe everything you read on bulletin boards then there is a fair amount of politics in our system, ie: a hates b and tolerates c , but c tolerates b and hates a, and c hates everyone etc etc. In practice the vast 'silent' majority of us are in the job out of a genuine desire to help people and we rub along in a perculiarly english way, each doing what they are competant to do.
     
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