Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Department of Foot Health - Bassetlaw

Our podiatrists work to improve patients' mobility, independence and quality of life. They help to prevent and treat a wide range of problems with the feet, ankles and lower limbs.

Problems can range from the removal of corns and callous to surgery on ingrowing toenails. We also provide care for people with chronic foot problems caused by diseases such as diabetes and arthritis.

Our service covers:

  • high risk patient management
  • sports injuries and biomechanics
  • nail surgery
  • foot health education
  • core podiatry

Patients who receive on-going treatment may have / require:

  • Poorly controlled diabetics, patients with neurological conditions, foot ulcerations, lower limb amputations, surgical wounds or diabetic patients with painful corns and callus
  • Very poor circulation or significant symptoms of vascular disease
  • Reduced foot sensation with a foot problem
  • Wound / Ulcer management
  • Minor surgery for painful or infected in-growing toenails
  • Musculoskeletal (affecting bones, muscles and tendons) conditions of the feet that require treatment.

The podiatry service does not cover:

  • Personal foot care, such as toe nail cutting and skin care
  • Toe nail cutting for diabetic patients who have good circulation and sensation to their feet
  • Toe nail cutting for patients having difficulty reaching their feet
  • Toe nail cutting for those patients who are able to cut or file their own nails, or have friends, relatives and carers that can assist with this
  • Treatment of fungal nail and skin infections
  • Annual foot checks for patients with diabetes, who have no podiatric foot conditions, these will continue to be done at your Doctors Surgery
  • Verrucae and wart treatments

We aim to educate people about their foot health. Where we can we include relatives, carers and other health professionals.

We provide this service to people of all ages with a medical and podiatric need.

Accessing our services

You must be registered with a Bassetlaw GP.

Referral to the service is based on medical need rather than age.

People of any age can access the service with a self-referral or referral from a health care professional such as a GP, nurse or physiotherapist.

All referrals received will be triaged and patients may be offered an initial assessment, which may involve advice, discharge or an intense block of treatment to meet the foot health needs.  Patients may be telephoned by a podiatrist and given appropriate advice. 

All appointments will be allocated on; the risk, patient needs and requirements. Waiting times for appointments may vary, depending on the treatment required.

Please note, the completion of the referral form does not guarantee a podiatry assessment.

If you would like to discuss your referral please contact the Single Point of Access (SPA):

Tel: 01777 274 422.

Our service is available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm.

Visitor parking is available at all of our sites.

What a patient can expect at an initial assessment

One of our clinicians will work with you to create a care plan that helps support you with your foot health. You may wish to bring along a friend, family member, carer to your appointment.

If you need an interpreter this can also be arranged for you in advance of the appointment, please contact the Spa team in advance.

  • You will be asked to bring a list of medication and provide a brief medical history and information on your condition.
  • It is recommend that loose fitting clothing is worn, especially for Musculoskeletal appointments.
  • Shoes and hosiery which can be easily removed.
  • Completion of your consent form for sharing of information, if you so wish to do so.

A care plan will be discussed with you focusing on areas of greatest need. The agreed treatment plan may include

  1. Short term one off treatment.
  2. On going treatment
  3. Referral to another service
  4. Foot care and footwear advice
  5. Discharge

Your care plan will be reviewed at every visit and you will be involved in making any changes to the agreed care plan, which may involve discharge from the service.

Contact and find us

Contact us on 01777 274 422.

  • Harworth Primary Care Centre, Scrooby Road, Bircotes, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 8JT
  • Lakeside Surgery, Church Street, Langold, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 9NW
  • Larwood Surgery, 56 Larwood Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0HH
  • Manton Youth and Community Centre, Community Way, off Shrewsbury Road, Worksop, S80 2TU
  • Retford Hospital, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XF
  • Tuxford Clinic, Old Newark Road, Tuxford, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0HT

Support groups

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

All referrals should be made on the standard foot health application form below. Each referral is prioritised as it is received, with high risk and acute conditions being appointed at the earliest possible date. It is important that the form is completed fully. The more detailed the information provided the easier it will be to determine priority.

If you have any queries please contact the Single Point of Access on 01777 274 422.


Lead clinician

Jennifer Allen, Podiatry Service Manager


Service commissioned by

Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group



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