How to apply

We receive referrals from a variety of sources:

Referrals from Health Care Professionals, including:




Please note that not all patients who are assessed will qualify for regular treatment with a podiatrist.

For referrals from GP practices, the application form is available in electronic format from the CCG. 


Self Referrals:

We currently accept referrals direct from the patient or the parent or guardian of children aged 5 years or older. 

The fastest way to get an appointment is to click on the "Apply For Podiatry Online" button and follow the instructions on screen. 

In order for us to process your referral and provide the best possible care, we need to gather personal information about you.

Our online referral system guides you through the process by asking a series of questions about you, your medical history and your foot related problem.

By proceeding with your referral online, you are giving us consent to collect and store your information. Please be assured that your data will be stored securely, will only be used for your care and will remain confidential. 

For more information on data protection in our organisation please click on the following link: https://suffolkfed.org.uk/suffolk-gp-federation-and-data-protection/

Please give us some feedback on our Applications System

We are working hard to make sure that the applications process is as easy to use as possible, whilst collecting all the information to make sure you receive the right treatment with the right clinician for your needs.

If you would like to give some feedback on our electronic applications service, good or bad, please click on the button below and complete our short survey.

(All feedback is anonymous).  


Will my referral be accepted?

              Your referral may be rejected and the application returned to you if:

1) The patient is under the age of 5 years old

2) If the referral form has not been completed properly. In order to process your referral we need your name, address, date of birth, telephone number and the reason why you want to see a podiatrist.

What should I expect from my apointment?

                Every patient receives an initial assessment from a fully qualified Podiatrist. The outcome of this assessment will decide the type of treatment that you may receive in the future. Please be aware that regular access to podiatry care on the NHS is determined by how severe a patient's underlying medical conditions are and whether they are likely to develop a complication that could be severely life changing or require hospital care, unless they receive regular podiatry treatment. 

Can I contact the podiatry office directly?

                The podiatry office can be contacted on the following numbers:

                            For queries on new referrals call : 01473 275 257

                            For queries regarding existing patients call : 01473 275204

Please be aware that this telephone number may not be staffed at all times and you may be asked to leave an answerphone message so that we can return your call.

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 150Chantry: 01473 685 964 Bury St. Edmunds: 01284 775 200 Ravenswood: 01473 325 111 

The Podiatry office can also be contacted by e-mail at the following address: wsccg.suffolk-podiatry@nhs.net  

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