Nail cutting

Find out more about Nail cutting

Overview

For many older people, arthritic joints and tough overgrown toenails make wearing shoes and walking comfortably almost impossible. We provide a reduced fee, simple nail cutting clinic that is ideal for the elderly, visually impaired, disabled or people who are simply unable to reach their feet safely. This service is also suitable for diabetic patients.

Why is nail cutting important?

Most of us do not really give a lot of consideration to having our nails cut, but if you are elderly or suffer from restricted movement then a nail cutting service can be a very important aspect of your healthcare.

Our nails are constantly growing, in fact it takes a little over 12 months for your toenails to completely regrow, so they can become very long and break leaving sharp edges that can penetrate the skin and lead to pain and infection. This is particularly important to be avoided in those more susceptible to infection such as the elderly and diabetics.

Healthy, comfortable feet are essential, especially for older people. Never ignore minor foot problems as they can get worse. Toe nails can be a real nuisance when you’re older and they are not always easy to cut on your own. Long toe nails can cause a fall and possible hospitalisation as a result.

With a number of community based clinics operating across Bromley, our specially trained staff keep people on their feet and out and about with perfectly clipped nails!

 

How much does it cost?

This is not a free service, as these services are no longer provided under the NHS. However, at the request of our patients we are providing a nail cutting service in Bromley, which will carried by our trained professionals at our clinic.

We currently charge £15 for toenails or £20 for toenails and fingernails.

Where can I access this service?

This service is currently only available at the Orpington Clinic, however we will be expanding it soon:

Orpington Tesco Clinic
8 Station Road
Orpington BR6 0SA

Monday – 9am-5pm

To book an appointment, call us on 0300 330 5777 or send us an email: BROMH.cccpod4refs@nhs.net

Overview

For many older people, arthritic joints and tough overgrown toenails make wearing shoes and walking comfortably almost impossible. We provide a reduced fee, simple nail cutting clinic that is ideal for the elderly, visually impaired, disabled or people who are simply unable to reach their feet safely. This service is also suitable for diabetic patients.

Why is nail cutting important?

Most of us do not really give a lot of consideration to having our nails cut, but if you are elderly or suffer from restricted movement then a nail cutting service can be a very important aspect of your healthcare.

Our nails are constantly growing, in fact it takes a little over 12 months for your toenails to completely regrow, so they can become very long and break leaving sharp edges that can penetrate the skin and lead to pain and infection. This is particularly important to be avoided in those more susceptible to infection such as the elderly and diabetics.

Healthy, comfortable feet are essential, especially for older people. Never ignore minor foot problems as they can get worse. Toe nails can be a real nuisance when you’re older and they are not always easy to cut on your own. Long toe nails can cause a fall and possible hospitalisation as a result.

With a number of community based clinics operating across Bromley, our specially trained staff keep people on their feet and out and about with perfectly clipped nails!

 

How much does it cost?

This is not a free service, as these services are no longer provided under the NHS. However, at the request of our patients we are providing a nail cutting service in Bromley, which will carried by our trained professionals at our clinic.

We currently charge £15 for toenails or £20 for toenails and fingernails.

Where can I access this service?

This service is currently only available at the Orpington Clinic, however we will be expanding it soon:

Orpington Tesco Clinic
8 Station Road
Orpington BR6 0SA

Monday – 9am-5pm

To book an appointment, call us on 0300 330 5777 or send us an email: BROMH.cccpod4refs@nhs.net