Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg.

Welcome to the podiatry department web pages, which are designed to provide patients and staff with more information  and advice about the service. 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.

Who are we 
Where are we
Referral and contact details: 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 forminor foot deformities, nail surgery for ingrown toenails, or a gait assessment for foot problems which may require insoles.

WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE NAIL CUTTING ONLY.

The service provides six branches of specialist care.

MSK Podiatry (Biomechanics): for patients with foot pain or deformity. We hold biomechanical assessment clinics at Huntingdon, Peterborough, Ely, Doddington and Cambridge to assist in the evaluation and short-term treatment of musculoskeletal imbalance, to enhance mobility, reduce pain and limit potential future complications.

Bone surgery: for patients who require the correction of a range of foot deformities, or who have high levels of foot pain or complications.  All patients referred for consideration of surgery will be seen by a member of the surgery team through the process – including initial assessment, health and physical assessment, the surgery itself and all follow ups.

Diabetic Foot Service: for patients at high risk of active ulcerations in order to prevent amputations and reduce hospital admissions.  

Nail surgery: for patients with ingrowing toenails, traumatised, thickened or distorted nails, or those with long-standing history of infection, ingrown or thickened fungal nail infections where the removal of part or all of the nail will offer some relief. 

Routine foot care: for patients defined as high and medium risk, in order to maintain mobility, improve their quality of life and promote independence.  

Feet Focus: a scheme offering low cost foot care for patients are not eligible for NHS routine care and who require treatment such as nail care. 

Please note:

The podiatry team is vacating the following sites in Huntingdon and Cambridge by end of September 2019 and the Peterborough sites by end of October 2019:

Cambridge:

  • Bottisham Medical Practice, Bottisham
  • Melbourn Resource Centre, Melbourn
  • Fulbourn Health Centre, Fulbourn
  • Sawston Medical Centre, Sawston

Huntingdon:

  • Kimbolton Surgery, Kimboolton
  • Warboys Resource Centre, Warboys
  • Eaton Socon Health Centre, St Neots
  • Wellside Surgery, Sawtry

Peterborough:

  • Orton Bushfield Health Centre, Peterborough
  • Paston Health Centre, Peterborough
  • Bretton Health Centre, Peterborough
  • Werrington Health Centre, Peterborough
  • Botolph Bridge Health Centre, Peterborough

Attached below is an information leaflet for each site advising on the estates changes, the sites we are still in and access. If patients would like more information they can check the list of our clinics or can contact the podiatry service directly for more information.  

The page was last updated on 03 October 2019 by andrea.bateman.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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