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[Comment] Using data to tackle the burden of amputation in diabetes

On Sept 5, 2017, Public Health England (PHE) published 2010–16 data on the incidence of amputation for diabetic foot ulcers in Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) throughout the country, using data adjusted for known non-modifiable risk factors.1 The differences between localities revealed by these data highlight both the need for continued close surveillance of diabetes-related amputation rates and the opportunity for improvement.