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 calluses 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 ongoing treatment may:
Our 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):
Tel: 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