Podiatry Service (foot care) - Knowsley and St Helens

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Who we are
Our service aims to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate conditions affecting your feet and lower limbs. These include common foot care problems such as ingrown toenails and bunions. 

We offer a range of services including:
  • Nail surgery under local anaesthetic for ingrowing toenails 
  • Musculoskeletal and gait analysis with orthotic manufacture 
  • Wound care / ulcer management
  • Health education / footwear advice
  • Nail care
  • Removal of callus and corns
  • Neurological and vascular assessment of the lower limb, including annual foot screening for patients with diabetes
  • Children’s minor foot ailments
  • Diabetic and rheumatoid foot screening
  • Rheumatology and diabetic foot clinics within the hospital as part of a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Podiatry advice in relation to falls prevention
The service is delivered by qualified podiatrists who are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and are supported by assistant practitioners and podiatry assistants.

The service is provided in clinics, nursing
and residential homes across Knowsley and St Helens. Home visits are also available.  

Who is our service for?
The service is available for children and adults with foot problems.   

How to access our service
You can self-refer to the service by downloading and completing a patient referral form or collecting and returning a referral from your local clinic/Walk-in Centre and returning it to the service. Your GP can also refer you to the service.

Where else do we provide the service?
We also provide podiatry services in Knowsley and on Trust inpatient hospital wards.  

Related links
Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists - www.scpod.org
Health Care Professions Council - www.hcpc-uk.co.uk

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Contact us
Podiatry Service
Whiston Primary Care Resource Centre
Old Colliery Road
L35 3SX

Tel: 0151 290 2000
Email: nwbh.podiatry.department@nhs.net