How our service can help you
Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg with podiatrists working to improve the mobility, independence and the quality of life for patients by providing treatment for a wide range of problems affecting the feet. The service provides six branches of specialist care.
- MSK Biomechanics
- Podiatry Surgery
- Diabetic Foot Service
- Nail Surgery
- Routine Foot Care
- Feet Focus.
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NHS podiatry treatment in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is currently only available to those who fall into either of the following groups:
- People who have a medical condition which can make the feet more vulnerable to complications such as infections and ulcers and who require treatment for a foot condition. Examples include diabetes, circulatory disorders, inflammatory arthritis, low immunity.
- People who require a specific type of treatment for their foot ailment such as foot surgery for minor foot deformities, nail surgery for ingrown toenails, or a gait assessment for foot problems which may require insoles.
We are unable to provide NHS care for people who require nail-cutting only.
You can download a leaflet about our podiatry service here: Access to Podiatry Treatment A4 Leaflet.pdf 515KB
Self-referral: You are able to self-refer directly into the podiatry service, you do not need to visit your GP. Please click the following link and complete the Online Podiatry Referral Form. If you require a paper copy of this form, or the form in a larger font or alternative language, please contact the service.
GP referral: Referral forms can be found on our referral section here (under adults and older people's community services)
The Feet Focus Community Footcare service is a private patient income generation scheme supported within the Podiatry Service, the scheme is accessible to those patients that are low and medium foot risk that do not meet the eligibility criteria for NHS treatment. To submit an application, please click the following link Application for Feet Focus Community Footcare. If you would like to know more about the service, including pricing, please call or e-mail us.
You can download our Feet Focus leaflet here: Feet Focus A4 Leaflet.pdf 320KB
Where to park and are there parking charges?
Car park at all clinic locations. Hinchingbrooke Hospital and City Care Centre is subject to parking fee.
Is there access and support for patients and visitors with a disability?
Site dependent, for further information please contact the service.
How to cancel your appointment
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.
At Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, we value the often life-long support carers provide and recognise them as equal care partners. We want to offer as much guidance and reassurance as possible, to help you in your caring role. You can find general information and support for adult carers, young carers and parent carers by following this link.