Description of service
We aim to keep the feet healthy of those with greatest need (i.e. patients who risk damage or deformity to their feet).
There are a range of services Podiatrists can offer including nail surgery, ulcer treatment and advice.
Podiatry is the new name for chiropody.
Application form & information Leaflet:
Who can access the service?
You can refer yourself to the Podiatry Department. You do not have to see your Doctor first – just complete an application form (on the right) and send it to us at the address below.
To be eligible for an assessment, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- Have an in-growing toe nail that is not responding to conservative treatment and requires nail surgery, an open / weeping sore or an inflamed or infected area of the foot
- Have diabetes
- Take anti-coagulants, e.g. warfarin, heparin
- Have haemophilia
- Be on long-term steroid medication, e.g. prednisolone tablets
- Be at risk of infection as a result of chemotherapy, transplant operation or medical condition, e.g. HIV
- Have impaired foot circulation, also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).
- Severe foot deformity (this does not include bunions and hammer toes)
- Be registered blind
- Have a neurological condition, e.g. spina bifida, cerebral palsy
- Have rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints and internal organs; also known as “lupus”) or a similar disorder
Where is the service offered?
Initial appointments are available at Health Services at Wolves and Orford Jubilee Park.
At a number of health centres and clinics in the Warrington area and some GP practices.
Specialist diabetes foot care services are available at the Diabetes Centre in Warrington Hospital.
The information given on your application form will be assessed.
- If you do not appear eligible we will write to you. You will then have the opportunity to add more information to your application if required.
- If you are eligible for further assessment, your application will be prioritised and you will be sent a letter telling you of the current waiting time for an assessment appointment.
What can I expect at my assessment appointment?
- Your medical and podiatric needs will be assessed.
- You will be able to discuss your referral and any concerns that you have about your feet.
- The Podiatrist will agree a treatment plan with you, which may include foot care advice and discharge or involve further treatment.
What is my role in my treatment?
- To notify us of any medications you are currently taking.
- To notify us of any medical conditions you may have.
- To contact the clinic if you are unable to attend an appointment.
- To carry out any self-care you are advised to do.
View more foot facts.
Emergency Podiatry Clinics
We run emergency drop-in foot clinics for existing patients on the following days and times:
- Mondays from 8.30am – 10.30am
- Wednesdays from 1pm – 3pm
- Fridays from 8.30am – 10.30am
You do not need an appointment to attend, patients are seen in order of arrival.
Please note that we do not do routine nail cuttings at these clinics.
The Podiatry Department
Health Services at Wolves
The Martin Dawes Stand
Tel: 01925 251403
Monday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.30am – 7.00pm
Thursday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Diabetes UK Website
Health Professions Council Website
Arthritis Research Campaign Website
Raynauds and Scleroderma Association Website
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Website
Help the Aged Website
The British Footwear Association Website
Disabled Living Foundation – fact sheets Website