Mrs Natasha Levy
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- 2010 Commenced roll as Senior Lecturer within the School of Human and Health Sciences.
- 2012 Became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- 2011 Post Graduate Certificate Higher Education Teaching
- 2009-2010 Secondment to Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Multidisiplinary Foot Clinic Team. Key roles, responsibilities and achievements – Development and roll out of an educational programme for all those involved within the management and assessment of the diabetic foot. Clinical audits in areas such as wound care outcomes, caseload review of the MDT team which contributed to the development of wound care clinics within community and development of hospital based podiatry role. Mentorship of peers undertaking clinical rotation within the acute MDT clinic. Development and roll out across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Podiatry teams of care pathways for patietns with diabetesDirect patient care for a high risk clinical caseload including ulceration, amputation, charcot , footwear clinic.
- 2009-2010 Clinical Associate at the University of Hudderfield Involved in the theoretical and practical education of student Podiatrists
- 2004 Msc Clinical Practices for Health Care Professionals
- 1997- 2010 Podiatrist developing to Diabetes Lead Podiatisst Derbyshire Community NHS. Key roles, responsibilites and achievements - clinical care for patients presenting with podiatric pathologies, with a particular focus upon those with long term conditions, altered lower limb biomechanics, wound care, tissue viability, charcot foot. Lead clinician for the multidisciplinary footwear clinic for Dales locality. I was a member of the Trent Podiatric Diabetes Network, ensuring standardisation of podiatry care for patients with diabetes across the trent region, including the development of care pathways. I undertook clinical audit in areas such as reviewing diabetes risk assessments and subsequent care. Review of patient satisfaction with footwear.Mentorship of peers and therapy assistants undertaking Podiatry assistant qualificationTheoretical and practical teaching and assessment of practice nurses and therapy assistants undertaking low risk diabetes foot assessmentsParticipation within patient education programmes. I was also the Allied Health Professional representative on Professional Executive Committee for the Trust.
Research and Scholarship
Currently completing a PhD focussed up the impact amputation has upon Quality of Life for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.
My interests include the impact of long term complications of diabetes or rheumatological conditions, the quality of patient care and patient decision making
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Levy, N., Gillibrand, W. and Kola-Palmer, S. (2017) ‘Minor Amputation and Quality of Life: Is it Time to Give the Patient a Voice?’
The Diabetic Foot Journal
, 20 (4), pp. 228-234. ISSN 1462-2041
Levy, N (2008) ‘A retrospective audit of footwear use by high-risk individuals in North Derbyshire’
The Diabetic Foot Journal
, 11 (1), pp. 10-18. ISSN 1462-2041
Levy, N (2011) ‘Management of the high risk foot’.
In: Update on Management of the Diabetic Foot, 2011, Bradford NHS Trust, UK
Supervision of MSc Research Projects
I am interested in supervising areas focussed around quality of life, quality of patient care, high risk or long term condition management.
I have completed MSc Supervisions for the following areas:
- Audit of Podiatric care for high risk patients
- Systematic Review of Prefabricated or bespoke orthoses provision for invididuals with Rheumatological disorders
- Clinical Audit of Access to Musculoskeletal Care for patients with Rheumatological Disorders
- Critical Review of the role of foot orthoses in the management of the rheumatoid foor and ankle
- Review of Patient Reported Outcomes for Podiatric Surgery interventions
- Review of complications following hallux amputation in a diabetes population
- An observation of dermal and nailfold capillaries in patients with systemic sclerosis complicated with calcinosis
Postgraduate research opportunities with Mrs Natasha Levy
MSc by Research