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Podiatry

Podiatrists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of the foot and ankle. We specialise in areas such as Diabetes;  wound care; Musculoskeletal  (MSK) foot and ankle conditions; Nail surgery and Neurological and vascular  and rheumatoid conditions.

Where appropriate Podiatrists will refer patients to other specialist pathways as part of treatment plans for patients.

Please note: Registered podiatrists are the only qualified specialist registered with the HCPC which has a code of professional conduct all podiatrists must adhere to – The College of Podiatry

Access to our service

Current access is for all based on medical need and associate level of risk associated with foot problem or medical condition.

Please note. Toe nail cutting and treatment of minor corns and callus are not provided long term to patients with no specific medical conditions.

Examples of Care Pathways

  • High risk pathway: This may include wound care and ongoing podiatry care to prevent loss of tissue / amputation. Would remain with podiatry services for ongoing care and assessment
  • Diabetic pathway: (as per NICE Guidance NG 19)
    • Low risk: normal sensations, palpable pulses and no other risk factors. Patient to self-care, annual foot assessment to be undertaken at GP practice. Discharged from Podiatry services
    • Moderate risk: loss of protective sensation or absent pulses or other risk factors. Will remain with podiatry services for ongoing care and assessment
    • High risk: loss of protective sensation or absent pulses or other risk factors plus deformity or skin changes or previous ulceration. Wouldl remain with podiatry services for ongoing care and assessment
    • Foot ulceration / foot protection: Current foot ulcer, infection or gangrene. Would remain with podiatry services for ongoing care and assessment
  • Nail surgery pathway: Patient will receive an assessment, minor surgery, follow up appointment and then be discharged from podiatry services to self-care – What is nail surgery?
  • Musculoskeletal pathway: Patient will receive an assessment, prescription of suitable orthotic, manufacture of orthotic, follow up appointment and then be discharged from podiatry services to self-care – What is Musculoskeletal Podiatry?
  • Home visiting service for housebound / bed bound patients only: This may include wound care and ongoing podiatry care to prevent loss of tissue / amputation. Will remain with podiatry services for ongoing care and assessment.

If you do not have a medical condition that means that you are able to access NHS Podiatry services there are a number of Private practitioners in the area that will be able to assist you in your foot problem.

To find a registered practitioner please go to – Find a Podiatrist

Referring to our service

Referral to our service is via GP, consultant or other healthcare professional. Please contact your health care professional for this referral to be completed.

We do not accept self-referrals to this service.

All referrals are triaged and prioritised according to clinical need.

Where

We deliver podiatry care in clinical bases, patients own homes (if completely housebound) or as part of inpatient care.

Hastings and Rother area

  • Arthur Blackman Clinic, Battle Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7AN
  • Battle Health Centre, Telham House, Mitre Way, Battle, TN33 0BG
  • Bexhill Hospital, Hollers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2DZ
  • Bexhill Irvine Unit, Hollers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2DZ
  • Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7RD
  • Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital, Peasmarsh Road, Rye Foreign, Rye, TN31 7UD
  • Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings, TN34 1BA

Eastbourne and Seaford area

  • Avenue House, The Avenue, Eastbourne, BN21 3XY
  • Eastbourne DGH, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 2UD
  • Seaford Health Centre, Dane Road, Seaford, BN25 1DH

High Weald, Lewes and Havens

  • Grove House, The Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1NY
  • Heathfield Community Centre, Sheep Setting Lane, Heathfield, TN21 9XG
  • Lewes Victoria Hospital, Neville Road, Lewes, BN7 1PE
  • Newhaven Rehabilitation Centre, Church Hill, Newhaven, BN9 9HH
  • Uckfield Community Hospital, Farmfield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AW

Availability of our service

Monday to Friday service – 8.30am to 4.30pm

 

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