The Podiatry team specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and disease affecting the foot and lower limb.
The service is provided to NHS Nottingham City GP registered patients requiring assessment and treatment of conditions and disease affecting the foot and lower limb.
Through early intervention and patient education the service aims to assess and treat acute, short term foot problems and work with patients, carers and health and social care professionals to reduce complications and foot ulceration associated with long term conditions.
What are the objectives of the service?
The objectives of the service are to provide safe, high quality care that is reflective of level of the needs of the patient and delivered by staff with the appropriate skill level. This will be achieved by providing core podiatry care (in line with NICE guidance and evidence based practice) that contributes towards the reduction of ill health and overall vulnerability of patients.
Patients will be assessed and treated by a suitably skilled worker according to their needs, making the best use of qualified podiatrist resources.
Patients requiring specialist podiatry management for conditions such as diabetes or vascular disease will be referred into appropriate specialist clinics in line with NICE CG10 (2004)
Early intervention will be achieved through good levels of access to the service at a choice in clinic locations enabling care closer to home.
Patients will be fully informed regarding their condition and have been fully involved in the planning of their care. This will promote high levels of patient compliance with treatment programmes, self care and disease prevention.
The podiatry team will contribute towards multi-disciplinary team working providing patient-centred care/ management.
Who might need the service?
Patients with a foot or lower limb health problem and a medical condition, on a medication or with a social need predisposing to foot health complications or poor wellbeing will be accepted by the service.
Also patients with acute short term and/or long term foot conditions. Those requiring nail surgery for acute in-growing toenails (with or without a medical need). Patients with low and high level biomechanical foot problems.
What type of staff work in the service?
Podiatrists and Foot Care Assistants.
Opening hours and contact information
The service operates between 08:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday
08:30 – 13:00 Saturday
How can people access the Service?
Referrers should complete a referral form and fax to the Podiatry Hub – 0115 8834381
The Podiatry Hub will then take steps to arrange an initial assessment appointment with the patient. If a follow up appointment is necessary this will be arranged between the clinician and the patient during their appointment.
The Hub phone contact number is: 0300 300 3333 (local call rate)