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Podiatry

The Podiatry Service provides a comprehensive service to the local population, the aim being to maintain and promote positive foot health within the local population irrespective of age.  The Podiatry Service exists to ensure people can achieve their optimum mobility and independence of movement with the minimum of pain and disability, enabling them to undertake active and productive lives.

Who is your service provided for?
Anyone who has a foot problem that meets our referral criteria. We offer:  

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Advice and discharge Management of chronic foot lesions
  • Nail surgery, foot surgery, podo-paediatrics and biomechanics
     

When to refer to podiatry:  

  • Foot ulceration
  • In-growing toenails
  • Foot surgery e.g. bunions, hammer toes, soft tissue lesion
  • Biomechanical problems
  • Diabetics with risk factors and foot pathology e.g. corns/deformity Immuno-suppression with foot pathology
  • Anti-coagulant therapy with foot pathology PVD or neuropathy with foot pathology  

 

Age Concern provides a nail cutting service for those people not diagnosed with moderate or high risk diabetes ( contact number: 01245 423333) if there is not a family member, carer or friend who can help. The Podiatry Department only provides treatment for patients with nail pathology e.g. grossly thickened or infected/painful ingrown toenails.   We do not offer a service for:  

  • Minor foot problems in otherwise healthy individuals.
  • Minor foot problems in patients with Osteo Arthritis or joint replacement in the absence of other significant factors.
  • Simple nail care

When is the service provided?
The service is provided Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm

How do you access the service?
All patients have to be referred by their GP, practice nurse or another Health Care Professional for an assessment.

To refer a patient, click on the icon below to access the Community Gateway.