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Podiatry

The Podiatry Service offers specialist service provision such as wound care, nail surgery, biomechanical assessment and orthotics manufacturing and supply. The Service treats adults and children with foot and lower limb problems.


Who we are

The service has 21 staff, including Podiatrists, Clinical Specialists and Foot Care Assistants.


Service Manager:

Belinda Rushton

Team Manager

Podiatry Department

Church View Primary Care Centre

Beam Street

Nantwich

CW5 5NX

Office Tel: 01270 376896

Mobile Tel: 07900 243957

Belinda.rushton@nhs.net


What we do

  • Where appropriate, treat foot ulceration that has been caused by diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, infection and trauma, etc

  • We utilise gait analysis with foot and lower limb assessment to evaluate and diagnose Biomechanical problems. If required we can provide foot orthoses (insoles) that compensate for foot issues such as flat foot, foot and ankle pain and which can also assist with knee, hip and back problems

  • Offer nail surgery, carried out under Local Analgesia, for the permanent resolution of painful or infected in growing toenails

  • Provide treatment for general foot pathologies such as corns and callus. This is specifically for patients who are at risk of foot complications arising from their medical conditions and or pathological foot problems. This is aimed at preventing complications such as infection, ulceration and pain. The objective is to aid patients' mobility, their independence and to reduce hospital admissions

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Aims and objectives of service

  • To provide early intervention, assessment, treatment and cure for foot and lower limb problems and, where possible, empower people to maintain their own foot health and improve or maintain mobility.

  • To prevent deterioration of long term conditions and prevent hospital admissions and surgery due to leg and foot complications.

 

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm 


How do I refer or access a service?

Referrals are accepted from patients, carers, other Health Care Professional, GPs and consultants. Referrals will be triaged against the service access criteria.

Referrals can be obtained at GP surgeries and Health Centres, or the form can be accessed below electronically and returned to the service by post or email.

The link to the referral document can be found here (opens in new window)

 

Who will I see?

Podiatrist
Clinical Specialist
Podiatry Assistant

 

How to find us

Directions to the different clinics can be provided on request when an appointment is made

 

Locations

Alsager           

Alsager Health Centre

Barnton           

Oakwood Medical Centre
Crewe Eagle Bridge Health and Wellbeing Centre
  Leighton Hospital

Middlewich           

Salinae, Clinic

Nantwich           

Chruch View Primary Care Centre

Northwich           

Integrated Care Centre
  Victoria Infirmary

Sandbach           

Ashfield's Primary Care Centre

Shavington           

Rope Green Medical Centre

Wharton           

Wharton Primary Healthcare Centre

Weaverham           

Weaverham Clinic

Winsford           

Dean Drive Primary Care Centre


Full address details can be found here (link opens in new window)


FAQs

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Your appointment letter or card

  • Your Yellow Book if you are on anticoagulant therapy

  • A pair of shorts for assessment of leg and foot 

  • A list of medication you are taking


Can my child attend alone?

In order to comply with the laws regarding consent, any person under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a person who has legal parental responsibility over the patient.

What does the Podiatrist need to know?

Details of any medical conditions and any medication you are taking

What happens at my first appointment?

  • On your arrival please report to the reception

  • You will then be assessed by a podiatrist

  • A treatment plan will be discussed and agreed with you

  • The initial visit may take 40 minutes

 

How will my follow up appointment be arranged?

If you need an appointment within 6 weeks this will be arranged by the clinic clerk at reception before you leave the clinic.

If your review appointment is longer than 6 weeks away then you will be asked to ring the Therapy Booking Centre on 01625 661875 and given instructions of when to ring to book your next appointment by the Podiatrist.

What do I do if I cannot attend my appointment?

If you are unable to attend for your appointment, you must contact the Therapy Booking Centre on 01625 661875 as soon as possible to cancel your appointment.

What happens if I do not attend my appointment?

If you fail to attend without advising us you may be discharged.

How long will my treatment session last?

Patients will have a treatment time of approximately 20-30 minutes but this does vary depending on the type of treatment required. 

Please arrive on time. If you arrive late it may not be possible for you to be seen as other patients will have been booked in.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

This varies from patient to patient and depends on your condition. Some patients may only need to attend once. If you are not making progress with treatment, further options will be discussed and you may be referred back to your GP or Consultant. A letter is sent to you GP or consultant when your treatment is complete.

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