The Podiatry Team

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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