The podiatry service provides a range of specialist support and
advice relating to the care of feet:
High-risk diabetic foot service
If you are diabetic and have a foot emergency such as a new
ulcer, swelling, pain or discoloration, you should see your GP or
other health professional who can refer you to the service. We can
then provide care and treatment as appropriate.
Hospital-based foot care
Patients with a foot ulcer or acute charcot
are immediately referred directly to the hospital-based
multi-disciplinary foot care team. Management of these conditions
will be shared by the hospital and community teams.
Rheumatology foot health
The foot health needs of people with
rheumatism can be very different. They range from general foot care
and infections, to dealing with changes in structure.The following
services are available:
- Dealing with structural problems in the
- Providing shoe inserts to deal with rear foot
- Enabling people to manage the foot and ankle
aspects of their condition
- Localised therapies
Attending the clinic
Please bring an up-to-date medication list,
including the dose and frequency, and ensure you advise clinic
staff of any changes to your medication.
You may have a number of tests, including
scans and X-rays to help the staff diagnose and manage your foot
Accessing the service
You will need GP or health professional
referral to be considered for the treatment.