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

NHS routine podiatry treatment in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is currently only available to those who have a medical condition (such as diabetes, vascular disease, inflammatory arthritis or compromised immunity) that puts them at high risk to complications such as infections and ulcers. 


In exceptional circumstances the podiatrist may agree a short-term care plan e.g. in the case of a patient with a psychiatric disorder or learning disability who has no identified advocate to assist them.

At your first appointment a podiatrist will assess your needs and determine whether we can treat you. The podiatrist will need to ask you about your general health, any prescribed medication you are taking, the nature of your particular foot problem and any other factors that may affect your health such as smoking and activity level.  You should also bring the footwear you use most regularly as often these can be the cause of pain. Your feet will then be examined and the circulation and sensation checked. Your assessment will determine whether you meet the criteria for ongoing routine care or whether you will be discharged with advice on managing self care. 


Anyone can self-refer or you can be referred by your GP or healthcare professional.  Click here or email for more information 

Appointments will be made at an appropriate clinic near you. For those with difficulty getting to clinics using normal transport, hospital transport may be arranged to a specific transport clinic.  Patients need to contact the service direct (click here for link)  and meet the criteria for this before booking the visit themselves.

Home visits can only be considered for patients who are totally housebound and meet our eligibility criteria but you will need to get a referral from your GP or health professional for this. For more information on transport clinics or home visits, please click here.

The page was last updated on 26 July 2019 by Mark.Cole.


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Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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