Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Jane Beggs

I am a Podiatrist who qualified in 1997, and have been working in the Northern Trust since 2007. Initially as a Diabetes High Risk Specialist and then in 2015 I was seconded to an Advanced Podiatrist post in a Pilot of the Diabetic Foot Pathway in Causeway Hospital. The Diabetic foot team won an award for this project at the Advancing Health Care awards in 2017 due to the success of this project. Through the Diabetes Network regional funding was then commissioned for the Regional Integrated Diabetic Foot Pathway. Since then my post became permanent in Causeway Hospital Enhanced Foot Protection Team. As the foot pathway has evolved OPATS team meetings were introduced and I have been involved with this service since 2020 in Causeway.