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Suffolk podiatry service information:

COVID-19

 

Suffolk Podiatry is offering face to face appointments to patients who are at high risk of foot ulceration or infection. Referrals and requests for appointments for lower risk foot conditions will be assessed and the service will contact patients directly to offer support and advice.     

If you have an urgent foot concern e.g. regarding an open wound, foot ulcer or infection, please contact us on 01473 275200 or 01473 242150 to speak with one of our reception team.

We are anticipating a change of number for Allington Reception in the next week, if you are unable to reach Allington reception on 01473 275200 please try 01473 935400 instead. 

We are currently experiencing telephone line issues at Allington House in Ipswich which are out of our control. If you are unable to get through on any of our numbers, please call a member of our reception team on one of the following numbers:   

Whitton: 01473  242 150

Chantry: 01473 685 964 

Bury St. Edmunds: 01284 775 200 

Ravenswood: 01473 325 111   

In some instances we may contact you via Nye video or telephone consultation to offer support and advice.   

You can also look at the following website that has information on common foot conditions: Suffolk Podiatry Information Leaflets 

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

 

What is Nye health? 

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

 

We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Suffolk Podiatry  

 

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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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