Podiatry – Wigan Borough

Podiatry ServiceDescription of service

Podiatry is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the human foot.

  • The Podiatrist has many specialist roles, which include:
  • Care of the diabetic foot
  • Foot ulcers
  • Nail surgery
  • Care of children’s feet
  • Specialist shoes and insoles

How can people access the service?

A request for podiatry treatment should be made by completing our Podiatry Application Form.

These can be completed on behalf of the patient by other health care professionals.

The application form asks for details about a patient’s general health and their medication.

These are available at GP surgeries or Clinics/Health Centres.

It is important to fill in all parts of the application form so that the application can be properly processed.

Application forms should be posted to:

Podiatry Department
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan
Leigh Locality Office
Grasmere Street
Leigh
WN7 1XB

Telephone: 01942 483483


What happens next?

Your application will be triaged against the service access criteria

Assessment appointments will only be sent to those people who have met the access criteria. Treating minor foot problems and nail care in the healthy individual is no longer the role of the NHS Podiatrist.

At the initial appointment your medical and podiatric needs will be assessed and a decision taken as to future ongoing podiatry provision.  This will then be reviewed on a regular basis.


Where is the service offered?

  • Health Centres and Clinics
  • Patients’ Homes
  • Nursing and Residential Homes
  • Day Centres
  • Wigan and Leigh Hospice

Contact details

Podiatry Department
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan
Leigh Locality Office
Grasmere Street
Leigh
WN7 1XB

Telephone: 01942 483483


Related websites

For further information you can visit The Society of Chiropodist & Podiatrists at www.scpod.org.


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