Podiatry (chiropody)

Looking after your feet is important and our podiatry (chiropody) team offers a wide range of services to keep you moving.

Find out more about Podiatry (chiropody)

Overview

The Podiatry service provides a broad range of foot treatments and advice to those with a moderate to high levels of podiatric (foot care) or medical need.

There are a range of specialist services that are provided within the podiatry service. These include:

  • Wound management
  • Diabetic foot management (Moderate)
  • Podopaediatrics (foot care for children)
  • Minor nail surgery
  • Biomechanics (understanding how movement affects your feet)

 

The service does not provide nail care (cutting) as one of its treatments nor does it treat the following conditions:

  • Verrucae
  • Callous
  • Bunions
  • Fungal nail infections
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  • Patients can learn more about how to self manage these conditions in the “more information” section.

Using this service

We encourage referrals through your doctor (GP), nurse, social worker or carer as there may be other medical conditions that may affect the treatments we can offer. We will need to know your medical history and any medicines you are taking.

You can also refer yourself by downloading and completing a referral form: Podiatry Patient Referral Form. The completed form should be emailed to BROMH.bromleyhealthcarereferrals@nhs.net or faxed to 0845 200 1238. Alternatively you can collect a form from Beckenham Beacon or contact the service and we can send one to you.

 

Who this service is for

All patients registered with a Bromley GP can apply to access this service. Some of people who may particularly benefit from the service include those experiencing complications with their feet due to Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic ingrowing toe nails, people with pain in their feet, ankles and knees (who are onward referrals from Physiotherapy/GP).

 

 

How you can apply for foot health services

How do I apply?

Please complete an application form  (Podiatry Patient Referral Form) and return it to us.  Please email your completed form to BROMH.bromleyhealthcarereferrals@nhs.net, fax it to 0845 200 1238 or post to:

Single Point of Entry department
Global House
10 Station Approach
Hayes BR2 7EH

Your form will then be registered and assessed by one of the clinical team for eligibility; if you meet the service criteria you will be notified and placed on the new patient assessment list. When your New Patient Appointment is due will then send you a letter with your appointment details. If you are unable to attend this appointment please contact us as soon as possible on 0300 330 5777 to re-arrange your appointment.

 

 

Appointments

Your first appointment

When you make an appointment with the service you will be given an appointment time and details of the clinic you should come to. Please arrive in plenty of time for your appointment. We will ask you about your concerns, your condition, about any other health issues you might have and any medication you are taking.

On the day of your agreed appointment you will have your foot problem assessed, treated (if necessary) and advice will be given as appropriate. Please note that advice about how to manage a foot problem more effectively yourself may be all that is required.

We may also ask if we can contact your doctor (GP) so that we can find out more about your medical history. Once we understand more about your condition we will tell you if we can help you, offer advice or treatment and may ask you to return to see us again.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you are unable to attend, please contact the service on the telephone as soon as you can, so that we can offer you an alternative and give another patient the opportunity to use the time you are leaving vacant.

 

More information

Three quarters of adults report having foot problems, but there’s a range of things you can do to prevent or treat many of these problems.  Read more…

Fungal nail infection
Footcare and diabetes
Ingrown toenail
Warts and Verrucas
Bunions

 

 

Overview

The Podiatry service provides a broad range of foot treatments and advice to those with a moderate to high levels of podiatric (foot care) or medical need.

There are a range of specialist services that are provided within the podiatry service. These include:

  • Wound management
  • Diabetic foot management (Moderate)
  • Podopaediatrics (foot care for children)
  • Minor nail surgery
  • Biomechanics (understanding how movement affects your feet)

 

The service does not provide nail care (cutting) as one of its treatments nor does it treat the following conditions:

  • Verrucae
  • Callous
  • Bunions
  • Fungal nail infections
  •  
  • Patients can learn more about how to self manage these conditions in the “more information” section.

Using this service

We encourage referrals through your doctor (GP), nurse, social worker or carer as there may be other medical conditions that may affect the treatments we can offer. We will need to know your medical history and any medicines you are taking.

You can also refer yourself by downloading and completing a referral form: Podiatry Patient Referral Form. The completed form should be emailed to BROMH.bromleyhealthcarereferrals@nhs.net or faxed to 0845 200 1238. Alternatively you can collect a form from Beckenham Beacon or contact the service and we can send one to you.

 

Who this service is for

All patients registered with a Bromley GP can apply to access this service. Some of people who may particularly benefit from the service include those experiencing complications with their feet due to Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic ingrowing toe nails, people with pain in their feet, ankles and knees (who are onward referrals from Physiotherapy/GP).

 

 

How you can apply for foot health services

How do I apply?

Please complete an application form  (Podiatry Patient Referral Form) and return it to us.  Please email your completed form to BROMH.bromleyhealthcarereferrals@nhs.net, fax it to 0845 200 1238 or post to:

Single Point of Entry department
Global House
10 Station Approach
Hayes BR2 7EH

Your form will then be registered and assessed by one of the clinical team for eligibility; if you meet the service criteria you will be notified and placed on the new patient assessment list. When your New Patient Appointment is due will then send you a letter with your appointment details. If you are unable to attend this appointment please contact us as soon as possible on 0300 330 5777 to re-arrange your appointment.

 

 

Appointments

Your first appointment

When you make an appointment with the service you will be given an appointment time and details of the clinic you should come to. Please arrive in plenty of time for your appointment. We will ask you about your concerns, your condition, about any other health issues you might have and any medication you are taking.

On the day of your agreed appointment you will have your foot problem assessed, treated (if necessary) and advice will be given as appropriate. Please note that advice about how to manage a foot problem more effectively yourself may be all that is required.

We may also ask if we can contact your doctor (GP) so that we can find out more about your medical history. Once we understand more about your condition we will tell you if we can help you, offer advice or treatment and may ask you to return to see us again.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you are unable to attend, please contact the service on the telephone as soon as you can, so that we can offer you an alternative and give another patient the opportunity to use the time you are leaving vacant.

 

More information

Three quarters of adults report having foot problems, but there’s a range of things you can do to prevent or treat many of these problems.  Read more…

Fungal nail infection
Footcare and diabetes
Ingrown toenail
Warts and Verrucas
Bunions

 

 

Ross Robinson

Service Lead

Our Podiatry (chiropody) clinic locations