Podiatrists specialise conditions affecting the foot, ankle and leg, leading the patient through their care journey including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the lower limbs. The professionals providing the service are called Podiatrists (formally known as Chiropodists).
All Podiatrists are trained to degree level and are registered with the regulatory body known as the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).
Locally, our Podiatrists work in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, health centres and GP practices.
The main purpose of our Podiatry service is to provide a comprehensive service for adults and children. The services we provide include:
This list is by no means exhaustive. The podiatry service will offer a foot assessment service for anyone referred to the service with a genuine podiatric need. (At this current time Podiatry are not commissioned to provide social nail care).
We deliver a range of Podiatric services offering specialist advice and/or treatments from a number of community health centres and GP practice locations within the Wakefield district
Wakefield community clinic locations include: Trinity Medical Centre, Ossett Health village, Chapelthorpe Health centre, Maybush Medical Centre, Chapelthorpe Medical Centre, Outwood Park Medical Centre, Stanley Health Centre, Middlestown Medical Practice, Sharlston Medical Centre.
Other locations to the eastern side of Wakefield include: Castleford Health centre, Kings Medical centre, Normanton Health centre, Church View Health Centre in South Elmsall, Pontefract Health centre The Grange Medical Centre, Pinfold Lane Surgery, Rycroft Primary Care Centre, College Lane Surgery, Featherstone Health Centre, Ash Grove Medical Centre
Patient access is via a referral from a registered NHS healthcare professional only. For example:
This service does not accept self- referrals directly from prospective patients
Our service provides specialist advice and treatment of a variety of problems affecting the foot. This includes:
For example:Adults: Tendinopathies, joint and soft tissue problems. Children: Problems identified in gait (walking) development e.g. flat foot, Severs disease.
We do not however provide routine nail care for medically fit patients or social nailcare.
The whole experience was great from start to finish, very professional, made you feel very comfortable.
The Assessment of my foot was very thorough. A diagnosis was made and I was given a support for my foot which immediately reduced the pain, allowing me to walk.
What is the Friends and Family Test?
The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is one way to gather feedback about the care and treatment our patients receive, to help us understand their experiences and improve our services.
We really appreciate your feedback about our Podiatry services. You can leave feedback via the:
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Podiatrists work both independently and as part of a Multi- Disciplinary team (MDT) e.g. Diabetes
As part of your treatment journey, you may be referred directly or via your GP for additional tests e.g. X-rays, ultrasound.
To other services/Health care professionals e.g. a Podiatric Surgeon, Rheumatology Podiatrist or Physiotherapy if needed.