Come and visit us at COP 2018!

On Thursday this week, the College of Podiatry Annual Conference begins in Bournemouth until Saturday. The event is expected to attract around 1200 podiatrists from around the UK and overseas making this one of the largest podiatry meetings in the world. Footfall Medical will be exhibiting at the event on stand 9, please come and visit us. The dermatophyte test strip is now also available through Canonbury Healthcare who will also be at the event on stand 56. Ivan Bristow and Michelle Score pictured with Ben Stead, Sales Director, from Canonbury Come along and say hello and don't forget to enter a competition to win a Christmas hamper and other goodies!

The preventative use of topical antifungals – what’s best practice?

As I have emphasised in many of my previous presentations and blogs, fungal skin infection is very common but also recurrent. Untreated skin infection can lead to nail infection. Therefore, for those patients with recurrent tinea, it is important to emphasise that treating (and preventing) it can help reduce subsequent nail infection. Although no study yet has been conducted to prove this point (probably because it would be difficult to design), logic suggests this to be the case. Many patients come into clinic as their nails are just starting to change colour distally as the dermatophytes get under the nail. Inevitably they have the tell-tale signs of tinea pedis elsewhere on their feet. Mo

Test strip now available through Canonbury Healthcare

Pictured: (L-R): Hans Bakker, Ivan Bristow, Michelle Score and Simon Wheeler We are pleased to announce that we are now distributing the dermatophyte test strip through Canonbury Healthcare, in addition to our own website. From this month, customers will be able to purchase directly through Canonbury’s website as well as via their dedicated sales office. Managing Director of Canonbury, Simon Wheeler said "It’s great to be promoting a new technology which can really enhance the clinician’s skill in diagnosis and, at the same time, help to significantly increase their business turnover and efficiency." Michelle Score, Director of Footfall Medical commented "We are really looking forward to wor

What to tell patients about the test

When something new diagnostic test comes along which impacts on patient care it’s important to think about how it is integrated into daily practice. A common question with the test strip is “How do I sell it to patients?” It is not so much as an issue of selling, but how to integrate it as a routine standard to ensure you are offering the highest standards of care by confirming the right diagnosis is being made. This article looks at how you can introduce the test strip as a means of improving the standard of care you provide whilst improving your business. This article is a follow up to my earlier blog post on how to market the test strip: Click Here How do I introduce the idea to patients?

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