East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Podiatry services aim to provide a comprehensive range of locally commissioned services.
Podiatrists specialise in nail surgery, tissue viability/wound care, treatment and advise on conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, adult neurological conditions, diabetes and musculoskeletal conditions.
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.
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:
- 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
- Increased 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.
- 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.
- Home visiting service for high risk patient: 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.
Referring to our service
Referral to our service is via GP, consultant or other healthcare professional.
All referrals are triaged and prioritised according to clinical need.
We deliver podiatry care in clinical bases, patients own homes (if completely housebound) or as part of inpatient care.
Hastings and Rother area
- Battle Health Centre, Telham House, Mitre Way, Battle, TN33 0BG
- Bexhill Hospital, Hollers Hill, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 2DZ
- Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7RD
- Roebuck Surgery, High Street, Hastings, TN34 3EY
- 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
- Anchor Healthcare Centre, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, BN10 8NF
- 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
- Newick healthcare centre, Marbles Road, Newick, BN8 4LR
- Uckfield Community Hospital, Farmfield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AW
Availability of our service
Monday to Friday service – 9.00am to 5.00pm