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The Podiatry Team



Suffolk podiatry service information:

COVID-19


Suffolk Podiatry service clinic consultations are suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

If you have an urgent foot concern e.g. regarding an open wound, foot ulcer or infection, please contact us on 01473 275257. We aim to monitor this number once a day Monday to Friday. The message will then be passed on to the clinical team, one of whom will contact you during working hours Monday to Friday.

In some instances it may be possible to contact you using Nye Health video or via telephone consultation or alternatively you can wait to attend a clinic appointment once they become available again.

In the meantime, you can look at the following website that has information on common foot conditions:

http://www.suffolkcommunityhealthcare.co.uk/OurServices/Podiatry.aspx

Patients with diabetes please look at the advice in the following link from Diabetes UK:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

What is Nye health? To find out more about video consultations using Nye please go to: https://www.meet.nye.health/for-patients

If you are concerned about a foot wound, please rest and stay off your feet as much as possible. Please continue good self-care habits e.g. moisturising the skin on your feet, wearing well-fitting and comfortable shoes.


We appreciate your patience in this matter.


Suffolk Podiatry



 

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Welcome to Suffolk Podiatry - A Service Provided by Suffolk GP Federation

“We seek to enable patients to maintain their own foot health with confidence and to protect those patients most at risk from life-changing foot health complications.”

 

Overview of Service

Podiatry improves patient mobility and reduces foot discomfort. We aim to improve foot function and enable those receiving care to have an improved quality of life and mobility. Provision of specialist clinical care and advice on self-help and education on foot health and lifestyle is also offered.  Podiatrists are able to diagnose, treat and refer on (where necessary), patients experiencing problems relating to the foot, ankle and lower limb.

What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a degree educated healthcare professional specialising in the assessment and treatment of the foot and lower limb. 

Podiatrists are involved in the treatment and management of the following conditions:

  • Foot complications resulting from Diabetes Mellitis
  • Foot complications resulting from Rheumatoid Arthritis and related conditions
  • Foot complications due to poor circulation. 
  • Ingrowing toe nails
  • General foot and lower leg pain

Except for high-risk patients, we do not provide a basic nail-cutting service. Patients unable to manage self-care should seek help from a friend or relative, or a HCPC registered private podiatrist.  

 

We are not commissioned to provide treatment for:

  • Warts or verrucae. However an advice leaflet is available on the footcare advice page
  • Treatment for children under 5 years old. An advice sheet for childrens feet is also available

 

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