@NHS from 5/11/18 to 9/11/18
Full name: Krishna Gohil
Twitter handle: @krishnagohil261
Patient/carer or NHS Staff: NHS staff
Condition or job title: High risk and Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist
Place of treatment/care or workplace: Oakwood Centre St Marys Kettering Northampton Health Foundation Trust
I qualified as a podiatrist in 2001 from the University of Huddersfield, with a BSc (hons) Podiatry, and continued to gain a postgraduate certificate in Public Health from the University of Wolverhampton in 2007.
I started work at Northampton Healthcare Foundation Trust as a Diabetes Educator, training all health professionals on diabetic foot screening, risk stratifying patients, diabetic foot pathways and referral routes to access services. I have had great opportunities to progress and develop within my role and am now working as a High Risk and Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist. I work in a well-developed integrated model of diabetic foot care, aiming to reduce hospital admissions and foot amputation. My role focuses on high-level skills and decision making with the management of diabetic foot disease. I am currently studying at the University of Coventry for the Non Medical Independent Prescribing qualification, which is hard work but I am thriving on learning new knowledge and developing myself.
I also support the clinical leadership and education team at the College of Podiatry, working on some very exciting projects for the College and Health Education England.
I love my job as a podiatrist, seeing the positive impact I have on people’s health and wellbeing. I am hoping to show some of the fun and diverse work podiatrists do, and help raise awareness of what can be achieved.
Out of work I have two handsome boys aged 10 and 7, who keep me busy. I enjoy cooking, cycling, playing the violin and piano, and attempting to sing.