As of 1st July 2004 patients with a chronic condition or complex care needs, under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan, can be referred to an allied health practitioner when you believe the patient could benefit from their care.
Podiatry services are included in the EPC scheme. Podiatrists diagnose and treat a range of disorders of the feet. Chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis often have associated foot problems which can affect a patients mobility, independence and quality of life. Therefore some of your patients may benefit from a referral to a podiatrist under this scheme.
We welcome EPC referrals and are happy to be part of your EPC plans and contributing to your patients care. Referrals will be followed up with a report, and at the conclusion of the referral a report will follow, so you will be kept informed of all relevant assessments and treatment plans.
Please contact us if you have any queries regarding EPC plan.