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Podiatric Surgery

What is Podiatric Surgery? 

Podiatric Surgery specialises in the surgical management of complex foot disorders involving the bones, joints and soft tissues of the foot. 

Podiatric Surgeons are highly skilled professionals who have specialist training and expertise in foot surgery. They are registered with and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and governed by the Royal College of Podiatry. 

Podiatric Surgeons are not medical doctors so work in close liaison with your G.P. and other specialists as appropriate to your care.


Podiatric Surgery Service 

The Podiatric Surgery Service in Nottinghamshire offers ‘day-case’ foot surgery at Park House Health and Social Care Centre in Carlton, Nottingham. 

Assessment clinics are held at other locations across Nottinghamshire (Mansfield Community Hospital, Ashfield Health Village, Newark Hospital) however surgery is only performed at Park House.

Common conditions that podiatric surgery can treat include: 

  • Bunions 
  • Stiffness in the big toe 
  • Claw or hammer toes 
  • Trapped or enlarged nerves 
  • Pain in the ball of the foot 
  • Soft tissue lumps and bumps 
  • Degenerative arthritis 
  • Tendon disorders 
  • Skin disorders 

Podiatric surgery is performed under local anaesthesia (by injection into the toe, foot, ankle or near the knee) which means you will be awake throughout any surgical procedure. 

It is a ‘day-case’ surgery which means that you will return home within three to four hours after surgery. 

The service does not have access to general anaesthesia, therefore If you require foot surgery but are not able to have local anaesthesia, you would not be suitable for this service, and a referral to secondary care (hospital) would be more appropriate.

Accessing our services

Who can access Podiatric Surgery?

Anyone registered with a Nottinghamshire GP with a complex foot problem may be referred to podiatric surgery for assessment. Referrals are also accepted for patients registered with GPs in surrounding areas (such as Lincolnshire and Derbyshire). 

Surgery is often not the first treatment option for many complex foot conditions. Referrals are triaged by one of the podiatric surgeons and if you haven’t had any previous podiatry assessment or treatment this may be recommended before you are offered an appointment.

You may be offered conservative (non-surgical) treatment options (such as insoles, footwear advice, cortisone injections) to see if they help before surgery is considered. 


How do I access NHS Podiatric Surgery?

Referral to the podiatric surgery service can be made by your GP or health professional. 

Your GP or health professional may also arrange for you to have an x-ray before your first appointment, which can help the podiatric surgeons when completing their assessment for the best treatment options.

Services we offer

Our main role is to provide surgery under local anaesthesia. However, we also offer other treatments including:

  • cortisone injections – injections to relieve pain and inflammation
  • immobilisation therapies – for example casts or splints
  • physical therapies – improving movement through exercise
  • foot health advice


We also work closely with our colleagues in the Musculoskeletal Podiatry Team who offer custom made inserts for shoes, also called foot orthoses.

Common conditions we treat:

  • bunions
  • stiffness in the big toe
  • claw or hammer toes
  • trapped nerves
  • pain in the ball of the foot
  • soft tissue lumps and bumps
  • degenerative arthritis
  • tendon disorders
  • skin disorders

Service opening hours

8am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (Except bank holidays)

Contact and find us

Tel: 0115 955 5393

Park House Health and Social Care Clinic
61 Burton Road

Help with an urgent foot problem

If you are registered with the Podiatric Surgery department, and have any concerns pre- or post-surgery, then contact us at Park House Health and Social Care Centre on 0115 955 5393.   They will ask for more information and may arrange for one of the podiatric surgery team to call you back.

The department is open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm (Excluding bank holidays)

If you are not registered with the podiatric surgery department, then it is important that you contact your GP surgery and explain that you have an urgent foot problem. They should arrange for someone to get in touch with you or offer an urgent appointment.


Out of hours and weekends

If you are unable to contact the Podiatric Surgery service or your GP surgery, then contact NHS 111, either by dialling 111 from your phone, or going to 111.nhs.uk. Explain that you have an urgent foot problem. They will ask for more information, and advise on what you need to do.


Urgent health concerns and life threatening emergencies

If you have any urgent health concerns, please call NHS 111.

For any life-threatening emergencies - call 999.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referral to the podiatric surgery service can be made by GP or Healthcare Professional. A referral form needs to be completed.

GP/Heath Professional Referral Form:  GP - Heath Professional Podiatric Surgery Referral Form.docx [docx] 53KB 

The completed form should be emailed to: PodsurgeryAdmin@nottshc.nhs.uk


If email access not available, then a printed copy can be sent to:

Department of Podiatric Surgery
Park House Health and Social Care Centre
61 Burton Road
NG4 3DQ 

If you have any questions regarding how to refer into our service or what we treat please email us on PodsurgeryAdmin@nottshc.nhs.uk.



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