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.
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:
Patients who receive on-going treatment may have/require:
The podiatry service does not cover:
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.
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) number on 01777 274 422.
Our service is available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm. Visitor parking is available at all of our sites.
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.
A care plan will be discussed with you focusing on areas of greatest need. The agreed treatment plan may include
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 us on 01777 274 422.
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.
Jennifer Allen, Podiatry Service Manager
Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group